By Oscar H. Blayton It seems like every day we learn about another facet of the cruelty of the American criminal justice system. Ava DuVernay’s blockbuster documentary on Netflix, When They See Us, has heightened the furor over the fact that, in America, law enforcement means “control” rather than “justice” for people of color. And
Oscar H. Blayton Almost every high school student in America knows about the compromise reached during the drafting of the U.S. Constitution resulting in enslaved people being counted as three-fifths of a person during the national census held every 10 years. Even while white Southerners denied enslaved people in those states the rights guaranteed to
By Shalini Shankar If the finals of the National Spelling Bee are upon us, so is the chatter about Indian American domination of the competition. Indian Americans have won every Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2008, a reign that is the result of a confluence of factors — feel-good documentaries that inspired future spellers, a
By Ibn Safir Harlem kingpin Frank Lucas, who inspired the 2007 feature film American Gangster with Denzel Washington, has died. According to CBS News, Lucas passed Thursday in New Jersey. He was 88. Raised in North Carolina, Lucas found his way to New York in the 1960s, eventually becoming a major drug trafficker based out
By Debbie Elliott, National Public Radio (NPR) Theresa Burroughs, who proudly called herself a foot soldier for the right to vote, has died in Greensboro, Ala. She was 89. Greensboro is part of Alabama’s Black Belt, a region named for its rich black soil, and known for its oppression of black citizens during the Jim
By Rebecca S. Jones “Well, well, well… It appears America has finally accepted the century-old secret, that scores of slave masters have always known. OUR BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL! Always has been, always will be.” – Rebecca S. Jones For the first time in history, three Black women possess the crowns of three major national pageants,
By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON –Paul Butler wrote a brief entitled, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men and Women in America” in which he states the following. “There has never, not for one minute in American history, been peace between Black people and the police. And nothing since slavery – not Jim Crow segregation, not lynching, not
The Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC) hosted “Black Business Day at the Capitol” on Monday, March 25, 2019. The annual event draws attendees from chambers of commerce and business owners from across the state. For the third year, the members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity hosted their “Omega Day at the Capitol” in conjunction with TAAACC.
Gucci has issued an apology for selling a sweater resembling blackface and pulled it from stores. The black turtleneck-style sweater features an opening with a pair of bright red lips that can be stretched around the wearer’s mouth.
Community Activist, Dr. Harold E. Bailey, Boldly Speaks Out About the Police Killing of 17-Year Old Laquan McDonald
Nationwide — It has become apparent to the African American community that a subliminal biased message has been communicated from the ‘Trump White House’, into States Houses, City Political Houses and into the ‘Broken Criminal Justice’ arena.