Editorial

What the Hell is Going on at the NAACP?

As a Black man in the city of Houston, personally I feel like the current NAACP leadership has ran its course. The only member Itrust at this point is Dr. Carolyn Evans Shabazz.She is very active in the community and always fighting for the rights of her people.

[ Read More ]

Before I lay it down: Discipline

There’s a big debate about corporal punishment being administered in the public school systems. Advocates are on both sides of this issue. Some people believe that paddling school-aged children is a bit archaic; others insist that using the “board of education” is a necessary evil to reign in kids who won’t respond to reasonable instruction

[ Read More ]

From the Classroom to the Cafeteria

At my previous school (Dowling Middle School), I noticed the kids would never pray for their food. I can understand not praying in the classroom everyday because of everyone views. But not praying over your food before you eat it is risky behavior in my book.

[ Read More ]

Sorry Can’t Erase the Truth

Without fear or favor, African-American News & Issues has existed for nearly twenty as an entity that thrives off of reporting current and historical realities that affect our community. Now, anyone that knows me or has been in my presence is aware of the fact that I don’t bite my tongue

[ Read More ]

We MUST Understand: Lynching Ain’t Dead!

Lynching was a severe and inhumane treatment imposed on African-Americans during the enslavement period of the Black race in America, and even continuing thereafter. According to a report recently released by the Equal Justice Institute it was found that even more Blacks were lynched than mentioned during previous years.

[ Read More ]

We MUST Understand: We Have Been Called Everything!

Now, I have spoken on this element many of times and have written about it quite often as well. Throughout the origin of African-Americans’ history in the United States of America, we as a race of people have been through many changes and that is of no surprise.

[ Read More ]

2014 Biggest Losers & Winners

As 2014 comes to a close, here’s my “non-traditional” categories list of the year’s biggest winners and losers.At the top of the “hackers” category for Biggest Losers List is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for hacking Sony’s emails.

[ Read More ]

Black Bond

There is a great axiom that goes something like this; ‘politics make strange bedfellows.’ I have found this to be occasionally true in my intellectual life. However, it never fails to be unnerving when I look up, survey my surroundings, and glean who my often unorthodox views match.

[ Read More ]