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What Trump Sold White America

Trump espouses no political ideology. Not only is he not a true conservative, but he has also self-identified as a Democrat as recently as 2015. He talks of job creation but is a proponent...

How Empowering Women with New Skills Can Positively Change Their World

1. Learning New Skills Leads to Employment and Self-Sufficiency We teach women in low-income areas and underdeveloped nations new skills that provide additional employment and business opportunities. Learning to be a makeup artist or stylist...

What Role Does the Diaspora Play In the Development of Africa?

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, I had the pleasure of participating in a delegation organized by the Constituency for Africa (CFA), a leading education and advocacy organization in Washington D.C. This meeting was a continuation of...

Does a Black Actor Really Have to Be American to Accurately Portray Our Unique...

In a year with relatively few bright spots, one small but encouraging trend in 2017 is the rise of the Black auteur and the unambiguous success of films focused on the African-American experience.  From...

Three Actions NYC Mayor and Other Public Officials Must Take to Protect Its Citizens...

In the weeks since Donald Trump won the presidential election and assumed office, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has sought every opportunity to present himself as opposed to Trump. While de Blasio...

(Exclusive) Al Bartell: The Independent Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Who Hopes to Stem the Flow...

Atlanta Black Star's editorial staff is conducting a series of interviews with Atlanta mayoral candidates for the upcoming 2017 November election. After interviewing each candidate we will endorse one based on how their policy...

Al Bartell Mayoral Interview Full Trasnscript

Below is the full unedited transcript of the interview with mayoral candidate Al Bartell held on Feb. 16, 2017, at the offices of Atlanta Black Star.  Present for interview from Atlanta Black Star: Neil Nelson, co-founder...

4th Annual Us Lifting Us Summit to Focus on Black Economic Empowerment

"To re-engineer a New Black Economy." That is the sole mission of Us Lifting Us. In that stead, ULU will hold its fourth annual summit, the Ujamaa Power Summit, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, March 18...

Why the ‘Sunken Place’ in Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Reminds Me of the Public...

*Contains "Get Out" Spoilers For those who have yet to see Jordan Peele's physiological thriller "Get Out," it is very much worth seeing. The movie uses horror to brilliantly critique and illustrate the covert white...

Are Names Really That Important? For Black People, the Answer Is a Resounding ‘Yes!’

The effects of the transatlantic slave trade still resonate within the Black community in America. Slavery was the total dehumanization of Black people through exploitation and brutality. One aspect of this was the stripping away...

Stop-and-Frisk: What To Expect Under Trump’s Administration  

Welcome to the dystopian reality that is Trump's America. Muslim people are barred from entering the country, the Dakota Access pipeline is forcefully built by executive order and a dividing wall may slice across...

Divine 9 Emoji App Personalizes Conversations for Black Sororities, Fraternities Even More

Stickers are available on social messaging apps like WeChat, Twitter and Facebook’s Messenger, as well as iMessages on iOS 1. You can send stickers as part of the conversation, like an emoji or emoticon,...

Who is Betsy DeVos?

With the recent confirmation of Republican Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos as the U.S. Department of Education’s chief officer, many wonder what the billionaire’s nomination means for Black and low-income children. DeVos, an entrepreneur and charter...

Cooperatives and the Black Liberation Movement

Cooperatives have long been a component of Black survival and economic development in the United States. Sadly, however, far too many of our people think they are white, "hippy" or "bougie" organizations that don't...

It’s Time To Wake-up from the Dream of Non-Racist America

While we must keep the equality dream alive, it is past time to shake ourselves awake from dreamy delusions about race in America and just wake-up. "Wake-up, everybody!" As the old folks used to say,...

Homeownership, a Cornerstone of MLK’s Vision, Still Just a Dream for Most Black People

Not long ago, I saw a comment on an online article about the rise in protests for Black civil rights. "We gave you a president," wrote the commenter. "We gave you your damn Oscar....

Oscar Hopeful ‘Olympic Pride’ Reveals Jesse Owens Wasn’t Only Black Medalist at ’36 Berlin...

"Olympic Pride, America Prejudice" begins with a black-and-white clip of the men's 400-meter final at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Archie Williams of the U.S wins the gold medal, leaving Godfrey Brown of Great Britain...

If Endurance, Survival Are the Measures, Black People Are the REAL Superheroes

When I was a girl back in the '60s, I was fixated on clothes, boys, soul music and superheroes. I had misplaced anger, too. I was actually angry at my own Black people. I...

Nation of Islam Responds to Keith Ellison’s ‘Cowardly Repudiation’ of Minister Farrakhan

In response to Keith Ellison’s condemnation of Minister Louis Farrakhan, Richard B. Muhammad, the editor in chief of The Final Call newspaper, criticized the congressman for attacking the Nation of Islam leader. In a commentary,...

5 Pieces of Rosa Park’s Civil Rights Legacy That Are Deeper Than That Singular...

On this day in history, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus. However, she did far more than what most people know her for. The narrative of Rosa Parks in...

The Absolute: How Mankind has Maximized It And How They Have Exploited it

One of the greatest gifts of mankind is the ability to change our reality through innovation and invention. Human beings have the remarkable gift to imagine a world beyond what we presently experience and...

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