HOUSTON- Rap music has always existed as an element of Hip Hop since the culture’s birth in the early 1970s. The first rappers (called MCs) would rap over funk, reggae, dub, soul, and disco beats and would hold spontaneous rhyming battles that were meant to verbally attack an opponent called “freestyles” (freestyling and flowing were words used to describe the
By: James H. Burnett, III Contributing Writer The Grio Of all the possible problems that could come out of the Trayvon Martin saga in Sanford, Fla., the one that could carry the most long term damage to the advancement of positive race relations in the United States is the tension the professional punditry has perceived between African-Americans and Latinos over
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The National Newspapers Association hosted “Black Press Week” in Washington DC, March 14-17 with esteem individuals such as more than 200 Black newspapers in the U.S. and the Virgin Islands and prominent Black individuals in Local, State and National government. I was honored to be a part of this group. NNPA newspapers have a combined readership of 15
HOUSTON- The story of Coach Eric King (as told in last week’s edition) and his experience at St. Pius X Catholic School should be a lesson for us all. As long as King was using his influence, personality and connections to bring Black athletes to St. Pius he was welcomed. But, when it appeared that he would take his talents
Legendary fighter and knockout artist Muhammad Ali stated some years ago, “The man who views the world at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” Well I am here to denote that, I have not wasted 30 years of my life, during my tenure here I have learned a thing or two.
By Roy Douglas Malonson John Qunicy Adams encourages one to, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” This is what we as a Black community must remember. Oftentimes, I hear this rhetoric about, “My one little vote won’t count, or make a difference.” So many people