According to King Solomon, the third king of Israel, “there is nothing new under the sun,” as recorded in Ecclesiastes 1:9. “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
The impact of his words of hope and deeds are still evident decades later as Black America still works through and strives to overcome 400 years of slavery and 149 years of discrimination, segregation and the spirit of racism that continues to churn in the hearts of some in White America who continue to pass the poison cup from generation to generation.
Cover Story By: Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Solomon Northup had no idea that 173 years after being taken hostage and sold into slavery that his ordeal and sheer courage and determination would be widely displayed as a lesson before the world as an example that it is possible to overcome all odds. Telling that story in the