Editorial

The Great Debate

Photo Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” -President Barack Obama By Roy Douglas Malonson I was reminded of the words of our former President after watching

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Dear Blacks and Browns, I Got a Secret…

Photo credit: goblackcentral.com “If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything… that smacks of discrimination or slander.” – Mary McLeod Bethune By Roy Douglas Malonson

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Self Annihilation

Photo credit: fractalenlightenment.com By Roy Douglas Malonson It has been said, “You are your worst enemy.” And honestly, I believe this thought has much truth to it. We MUST Understand each of US has the power to will ourselves to greatness or disable all of our potential on wasted causes. Because, we are as big

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Chasing the American Dream

Photo credit: media.npr.org By Roy Douglas Malonson A people that don’t support each other will perish.” Roy Douglas Malonson We MUST Understand “OUR MONEY” and “OUR VOTE” are two of the most powerful tools WE have. Therefore, WE should be careful WHO WE give them to. For too long OUR people have been so busy

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The Truth About Welfare

Photo credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images By Roy Douglas Malonson “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”-President Ronald Reagan America first developed its national welfare system in 1935, as a result of the effects of the Great Depression. On January 4, 1935, President Roosevelt announced in his

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Making America Great Again!

Photo credit: dfw.cbslocal.com By Roy Douglas Malonson “And [America] has failed to hear that large segments of White society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When former President Ronald Reagan first expressed the phrase, “Let’s make America great again,” it was during his

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What Happened to Music?

By Roy Douglas Malonson “That’s because we did not set out to make Black music. We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to.” – Smokey Robinson People can talk about Black folks all day long. But, one thing that can’t be denied is the fact that we have always

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The Truth About Integration The Black Community – Part VIII.

By Roy Douglas Malonson “The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on.” – Dorothy Day In this final piece dealing with the Truth About Integration, I want to address one of the most crucial elements within the Black culture that integration had the most impact on. The Black community as

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The Truth About Integration Part VII. Work Ethics

By Roy Douglas Malonson “THE greatest indictment of such education as Negroes have received, however, is that they have thereby learned little as to making a living, the first essential in civilization.” – Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negroe As I reflect over Our journey in America; I can’t help but surmise that

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