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A Love Supreme!

“Chilly B” Raps to his Peeps by Playthell Benjamin When President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus it wasall blues and soul, rendered in elegant sermonic cadences. There was a lot of jokin, jiving, and testifying, but he was also droppin science….and signifyin for days! His oratory was informed with so many inside Afro-American ...

Another Nail In The Coffin Of Justice for Just=us

by Allie Freeman Troy Davis Our son , our brother , our uncle , our cousin , our grandson , a friendOn entering the Pearly Gates , who awaits ? Dr . King must have greeted you , Malcom X , Medgar Evers , Emmett TillDid they say Peace Be Still ?All brothers who faced ...

U. S. Supreme Court Determines Black Citizenship

by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. In 1857, Chief Justice Roger Taney of the U.S. Supreme Court wrote the decision in Dred Scott stating that “no Negro has any rights that whites are bound to respect”. Our revered ancestors demanded that Congress frame the Fourteenth Amendment to overturn Dred Scott. Blacks also gave their lives on ...

Apple’s Steve Jobs was No Good Man, 22

Used Slave Labor to make IPads & IPhones by Alberta Parish In the wake of Steve Jobs’ death, stories of how great a man he was is the current headline across the nation. His accomplishments speak to his genius as one of the world’s leading innovators of the IPhone and IPad. This guy even painted ...

Farewell Nick Ashford

by Gloria Dulan-Wilson The sudden demise of Nick Ashford has left us all in a daze of sorts. To say that it was totally unexpected is an understatement in so many ways. To my knowledge, none of us who were devotess of the Ashford and Simpson dynamic duo had any inkling that he was ill. ...

My Very Own Captain America

by CHARLES M. BLOW My grandfather spoke to me. That would’ve been unremarkable if not for the fact that he died four years ago. I had ducked into a movie theater to escape the maddening debt-limit debacle. I chose ”Captain America: The First Avenger.” Surely that would reset the patriotic optimism. But as I watched ...

My Eight Near Death Experiences

by Basil Waine Kong Mi Hard Man Fi Dead You can pick me up and lick me down And I will bounce right back While death will eventually have its day, I have had a number of near death experiences that has only strengthened my will to live well even as I tempt fate. The ...

Hardison Family Reunion 2

  These are photos taken from the reunion of what my dad called the greatest family in the world on 9/3/11 and 9/4/11. You can thank the young ladies at the top for the awesome pictures displayed on this page; my beautiful cousins Hazel “Sweetie” and Donna Hickman and myself during the two days of this event. These are ...

Did Sharpton go AWOL on Nafissatou Diallo?©

by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. The “venerable” New York Times raised this question a few weeks ago. I have not read a single letter from a person of African ancestry chastising this newspaper for raising the question. If I had raised the question, letter carriers would be hiring Wells Fargo to take their wages to ...