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‘The Shepherd’ Manson Johnson: Rest in peace, my friend

To know Manson Johnson was to love Manson Johnson. That was how I felt in the late 1960’s when we met. That was how I felt this week when I learned of his death. His engulfing spirit, his broad smile, his commitment to character and values -all of these traits made you want to be his friend. His death is a loss to so many of us.

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Mental health and the black community

It is a far-too common practice in the African American community that those suffering from mental health issues do not seek much-needed psychiatric treatment because "Black folks don't go to the doctor, they go to church."

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Parting the Waters: How far can you spin a false narrative?

By: Omowale Luthuli Allen For some of us, it will be impossible for you to give us a drink of muddy water and tell us that it is rainwater. For some of us gaslighting will not work. Gaslighting is a form of emotional and psychological behavior designed to manipulate and dominate. Abusers and dictators use

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Raw Talent

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” – Simone Biles I knew I had to write about the talented gymnast, Ms. Simone Biles, who has devastated the Olympics and the gymnastics arena with natural raw talent. Quotes like, “She is absolutely the best I have ever seen,” by

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Who Really Wins?

“Indeed, in America there is a strange and powerful belief that if you stab a Black person ten times, the bleeding stops, and the healing begins the moment the assailant drops the knife. We believe White dominance to be a fact of the inert past, a delinquent debt that can be made to disappear if

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It’s Not PATRIOTISM, It’s NATIONALISM – “WHITE NATIONALISM”

For People of Color, the past three and one-half years of slogging through Donald Trump’s America have brought many new realizations about some age-old problems. Racism and bigotry have existed since the first Africans set foot in English speaking North America 400 years ago. During our long, agonizing trek through the pages of U.S. history,

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The Democratic Debate at TSU Barely Hit the Target…

Parting the Waters By Omowale Lithuli-Allen HOUSTON – TSU Alumni and NFL Hall of Famer, Michael Strahan ignited the debate via a Video hook-up that focused on unleashing the power of millennials and HBCU’s to improve well-being of people of color and the nation. In the absence of babies to kiss, Strahan’s comments set the

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A Fair Shot in America

For Your Consideration By Oscar Blayton Felicity Huffman says she just wanted to give her daughter “a fair shot” at getting into the college of her choice. That is the reason the Emmy Award-winning actress paid someone to cheat on her daughter’s college entrance exam. Huffman pled guilty in federal court to paying $15,000 to

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