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?
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."
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.
In this day of "a change is gonna come," businesses are finally starting to take ownership of the racial stereotypes of which some of them have been operating. It is now time to say goodbye to "Aunt Jemima" and "Uncle Ben."
The Children’s Museum Houston has unveiled a brand-new art exhibit which celebrates people, places and defining moments in African American history, just in time for Juneteenth.
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?
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.
The woman known for her high pitch and soulful "relationship on the mends or ends" ballads, Betty Wright, died Sunday. She was 66 years old. Her cause of death has not yet been released.
Andre Harrell, the founder of Uptown Records best known as the man who turned Sean "Diddy" Combs into a music mogul, died Fried at the age of 59.
Black history legend and music icon "Little Richard" died Saturday after a battle with bone cancer. He was 87.