Saturday, January 20, 2018
Authors Posts by D. Amari Jackson

D. Amari Jackson

73 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

AFRICOM’s Oily Skin: Why the U.S. Still Wants Its Military In Africa  

With the recent United Nations Security Council's adoption of resolution 2349 condemning terrorism and encouraging military cooperation in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, an international spotlight will once again be cast upon the contested region near Nigeria’s...

Schools in This NYC Consortium Promote Discussions, Slash Testing and Black Students Are Thriving 

For more than two decades, corporate reformers have campaigned for accountability in education, insisting schools are best run like corporations and students best served by high-stakes testing policies that dictate promotion to the next...

Nollywood Is Coming of Age and Everyone Should Take Notice

It is certainly no secret that the proud nation of Nigeria, a major oil producer and Africa’s leading economy, has recently experienced its share of problems. President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-month absence due to an...

African-Americans, School Choice and the Culture of Academic Success

When it comes to K-12 education, African-Americans have seldom had much of a choice. This was exemplified by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education that declared separate...

Science Fiction, Afrofuturism and How African-Americans Are Creating Their Own Deep Space

In a critically acclaimed 1998 episode of the future-based series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Captain Benjamin Sisko — portrayed by African-American actor Avery Brooks — experiences a vision where he sees himself as...

Ava DuVernay Once Sought Approval From Hollywood, Now She’s Blazing Her Own Path

On a star-studded night in the final week of February, a select group of elegant Black bodies will, once again, pepper the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, a space traditionally unwelcoming to their artistic expression...

How an Ex-Black Panther Waged a Successful, Four-Decade Revolution In Publishing Without Planning To

Paul Coates never planned to become a member of the Black Panther Party. Recently returned from a three-year military stint in Vietnam, the Philadelphia native and avid reader relocated to Baltimore in 1968, where...

Once Lost Under the Umbrella of the American Indian Wars, the Rebellion of the...

The year, 1835. The setting, the Florida territory on the eve of the Second Seminole War. Tensions between the region’s native inhabitants and an encroaching American government have escalated upon President Andrew Jackson’s order...

Can Anyone Hear My Plea? Race, Criminal Justice and the 97 Percent Who Never...

Of all the compelling information, interviews and realities contained in Ava Duvernay’s riveting, Oscar-nominated documentary on mass incarceration, "13th", one particular statistic stands out: A startling 97 percent of those incarcerated never received their...

How to Get Rid of 7 Million African-American and Latino Votes Without Anyone Noticing

Imagine this. You’re a dedicated African-American voter who proudly exercises the hard-earned constitutional right secured by your brave ancestors each election cycle. On Election Day, despite inclement weather and the long, slow-moving lines mostly...

STAY CONNECTED

922,745FansLike
30,198FollowersFollow
11,313SubscribersSubscribe
x Close