Culture

Blacks Make History!

There was plenty of political Black excellence happening around the country as African Americans won several contests, making history. Locally, there were plenty of “firsts” in just about every city and county in our area.

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Reparations: Where’s our 40 Acres and a Mule?

Have you ever heard the phrase, "40 acres and a mule?" If you have, depending on your age and wisdom, you may or may not know what that means. The saying is tied to "reparations," which is what many African Americans feel is owed to them by the government for slavery, and rightfully so.

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Person or Property?

You were born with a label that you take for granted these days. Today, you are “John’s son,” or “Ella’s daughter,” but for those who were born generations before you, many were born as “Property of Slave Owners.”

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Is the KKK still hiding behind the badge?

Yes, racism is alive and well in America, and its rearing its ugly head more as the days go by, especially under the current administration which is telling racists to "standby" and be ready for action.

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Mandela exhibit on display at Houston Holocaust Museum

During times like these, it is especially important to educate your children on the issues of race and the fight for freedom and civil rights, and a stunning and stirring exhibit is currently on display in Houston’s Museum District to help do just that.

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A Racial Pandemic

A pandemic is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people.”

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Floyd Flake Street

The historical Acreage Home community is boasting with pride as one of its "sons" is being honored in New York City. There will be a ceremony held Oct. 3, renaming a street after former Congressman Floyd H. Flake.

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Black Power & Black Athletes

If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything; we’ve heard that a million times before. And when you decide to take a stand – true warriors realize that you have to lay it all out on the line—the guts, the glory, the fame and yes, the FORTUNE! The way to maintain Black power is to sometimes turn your back on the “almighty “dollar-dollar- bill y’all,” and it is long overdue that Black athletes today start to get on the bandwagon for justice started by Black athletes decades ago.

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