Culture

Youth scream out, ‘We are not our ancestors!’

Did the little sister just accuse the ancestors of being cowards and wimps, fading and withering before oppression? Did she know about how our ancestors fought back during the red summer of 1919? Did she know that our ancestors jumped overboard from the slave ships into the jaws of sharks? Did she know that that between 1865 and 1910 that there were 3500 recorded lynching’s of black people in the US?

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WARNING to Black Fathers

We'd love to tell you "Happy" Father's Day, but in today's day and age, we feel the need to just say "Congratulations, you've made it another year." In the words of Charles S. Dutton in the movie Menace 2 Society, "the HUNT is on."

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Legend says first ‘Statue of Liberty’ was black woman honoring abolition of slavery

KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Or what one legend says is true, claiming the first "Statue of Liberty" was modeled after a black woman and had African features. In addition, the point of the statue was not to honor immigrants but rather to commemorate the abolition of slavery in America, in particular the service of black Union soldiers in the Civil War. The statue carried broken chains to symbolize emancipation.

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Has Turner lost his damn mind? Racist statues to be placed in African American museum?

A press release sent out by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's office on Thursday had me stop the printing of our newspaper after learning what the Black man leading this city has decided to do -- and on Juneteenth, to add insult to injury. While organizations across the nation are REMOVING, and even vandalizing, racist statues, Mayor Turner has decided to remove two in Houston - but is relocating one of them to our beloved African American museum?

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Sick and tired of being sick and tired: Time to fight RIGHT!

Burn, baby burn. March, baby march. Cry, baby cry. Die … baby … die! That’s the reality of the Black man in America. On May 25, Houston native George Floyd pleaded for mercy as he gasped for air and cried out for his mama as a racist cop, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck.

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