Editorial

Are We Losing Our Identity?

In my lifetime and even before, White folks have always been called, “White”; Indians have always been called, “Indians”; individuals of Chinese descent have always been labeled “Chinese”; the same for Hispanics/Mexicans and the other nationalities which are represented across this nation.

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It Takes More than a Degree

I have to revisit this subject because it is an element that is constantly attacking our communities. When I see the state of Black America as it is, and when I speak to many mis-educated degreed folks; I can only shake my head.

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How Far Have We Really Come?

Recently, I sat and thought on the ending of the last sermon Dr. King preached in Memphis, Tennessee, just a day before he was assassinated in 1968. My mind went on a 50-year journey, reflecting back on all of the changes, we Africans living in America have experienced over the years.

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In the Name of Little Brain vs. Big Brain

About five years ago, I attended a high school senior’s graduation party. The honoree was a young man I knew since birth.  Guests arrived moments early to discuss the party’s agenda.  Parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings, family, and friends were among the invited guests.

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Russia’s Secret Weapon

It is clear now that the 45thpresident of the United States is knowingly or unwittingly a tool of the Russian government.  But for many years before the dumpster fire in the White House came into office, the Kremlin has been wielding a secret weapon against the “land of the free.”

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The Power to Communicate

 Without the power to communicate, I truly believe African-Americans would be in a situation worse than they are.  African-American journalists have a very important role in providing essential information to people who are not considered to be credible.

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We Must Walk By Faith

As an African-American man “raised” in America, I have personally witnessed disrespect, unfairness, racism and other un-American characterization displayed frequently against Black people in general and Black males specifically.

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Why You Sound White?

In the book Becoming by Michelle Obama, she talks about a time when she was talking with some girls her age. One of the girls asked, “How come you talk like a White girl?” When I read this, it immediately resonated with me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told, “You sound like a White girl.”

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