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February 2015

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On Byron Allen’s Class-Action Lawsuit

  by Zachary Husser Dear Family of Friends Network, After reading what Mr. Byron Allen has to say about Rev. Al Sharpton, the National Action Network, the Urban League, the NAACP, Jessie Jackson, and a…


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Trayvon Martin:

The Black Community’s Next Move   by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) On this past Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department only confirmed the prophecy of our ancestors. The U.S. Justice Department would continue to give…


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The Group

  by Pat Freeman The former industrial site located in the city of Buffalo at the Outer Harbor has revealed to many of us this group that has vowed to maintain control over all Western…


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Hard Truths on Race from FBI Director

  by Charles M. Blow In our collective imaginations, we tend to conceive of the constantly called-for “national conversation on race” as having the formality of some grand conclave of consciousness — an American Truth…


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It’s Black History Month….Again!

  by Karima Amin   I recently made a comment to someone about this month being Black History Month. In an incredulous tone, that person replied, “Again!?” I was a little shocked as I was…


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Quitting Your Job With Grace

  by ANN BROWN Be careful how you quit your job–make a mistake when you leave a company and you can put a bad mark of your career. “It matters, because bad behavior will follow…


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A Tale of Love & Jealousy:

Bobbi Kristina’s Boyfriend, Nick Gordon Under Investigation   by Alberta Parish As Bobbi Kristina Brown lay in a coma at Emory University Hospital, family and friends remain prayerful that the daughter of the late Whitney…



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What to Do About ISIS?

  by Playthell Benjamin They Must be No Longer at Ease These days I find myself of one heart with the ancient Roman Senator Cato the Elder, who ended every speech with the declaration: “Carthage…


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Getting Past Your Past

  by Bob Pelshaw We all have things we’re ashamed of. The mistakes we’ve made, the time and opportunities we’ve lost, the people we’ve hurt, and the things we destroyed. Things that make us cringe….