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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...

Colin Kaepernick is Right: The Problem with Saluting the American Flag

I imagine there will be some who disagree with this opinion that I have, but no one should bite their tongue in favor of popular support or a pat on the head. As I...

The Link Between Stockholm Syndrome and Black Leadership: A Tribute to the Honorable Marcus...

The Stockholm Syndrome has been defined by the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language 5th Edition as “A psychological syndrome in which a person being held captive begins to identify with and grow...

Turkey Coup: PM says Military Engaged in ‘Coup Attempt’

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has announced that a group of military forces have engaged in a "coup attempt" against the government. According to the Associated Press, Yıldırım, who was speaking to the local TV...

A Study in Blackness: What is ‘Acting Black’?

I have been a "white girl" for 20 years. The number of times I’ve been deemed a Nabisco cookie for my keen knowledge floors me. So, let’s talk about it. What is an Oreo, a white...
Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered

Is Our Cycle of Poverty by Disaster or by Design?

Our people are at a crossroad. We have the opportunity to take our destiny into our own hands or return to a state of social, civic, and economic subjugation. Becoming masters of our destiny...

How Do We Build a Nation? We Didn’t Stand Alone Then, We Don’t Stand...

As you watch the rallies, political speeches and debates, you will hear beautifully articulated ignorance. You will experience well-produced propaganda. You will see hateful thoughts clothed in eloquent words. Be careful. It is easy...

How Obama Divided America

I've heard Republicans and Democrats, Black people, white people and everyone in between talk about how Obama has divided the country, and to a certain extent I agree. Racial tensions, xenophobia and the hostility...

WhereU App Inspires Black Consumers to Recycle $1.3 Trillion Collective Buying Power Back Into...

The WhereU app aims to build the largest directory of Black-owned businesses. Launched in celebration of Black History Month, the app is available for both Apple and Android devices. Created by Atlanta-based, social entrepreneur Dr....

Jumping the Broom: 8 Historical Facts You Need to Know About This Wedding Tradition

Origins Highly Debated  The origins of broom jumping are highly debated.  References to "broomstick marriages" emerged in England in the mid-to-late 18th century, always to describe a wedding ceremony of doubtful validity. The earliest...

In Less Than a Minute, This Video Destroys the Notion That ‘Black on Black’...

This study proves that police violence doesn't happen because of "black on black crime" https://t.co/CXDT9sqkH3 — NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 27, 2015

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