The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt
The first debate among Democrats seeking to succeed Barack Obama as president may have been the first time a group of national politicians bragged on television about getting a failing grade.
In late September, John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House, after years of battling Republican extremists in Congress, stunned the political world by announcing he was giving up that position and leaving Congress altogether at the end of October.
The Democratic debate was nothing short of embarrassing, insulting and dismissive of Black people. While the men did not wear the traditional red and blue ties, thank God, the two-and-a-half-hour rhetorical exercise was an in-your-face thumbing of the nose at Black voters. How much more proof do we need to make us understand that we are totally excluded from the political process? Are we ignored and dismissed because we don’t vote in primaries, or do we not vote in primaries because we are ignored?
Proverbs 11:14 teaches that there is safety in the multitude of wise counselors.
Each Monday in Chicago, we gird ourselves for the most recent score.
Earlier this year, Secretary Burwell met Laura Holmes Haddad in San Francisco. Haddad is an author, a mother and a survivor – specifically, a survivor of Stage IV breast cancer.
The number of youth suicides in North Carolina increased by more than one-third between 2013 and 2014 and has doubled since the start of the decade, a child safety panel reported Monday in its annual review of child deaths in the state.
Jay Z told a jury Oct. 14 that he believes he has a valid license to use Arabic music featured on his 1999 hit Big Pimpin’ that is now the subject of a copyright infringement trial.
“I know what it feels like to be in that black hole with a wet blanket over you and you think you want to die,” District Attorney Susan Hawk said. “You feel like it, you know it, and you have a plan.”
“I think that art is a vessel that creates dialogue, and I hope it inspires the youth to move,” said Erykah Badu about the potential impact of her upcoming stage work, Live Nudity.
A star-studded lineup of comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin and Arsenio Hall honored Eddie Murphy as an “American icon.”
Since I have to teach on Saturdays at the City College of New York it was not possible for me to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in the nation’s capital. I doubt if I would have gone under better circumstances because I have “been there, done that” and the fact that I had done my penance and atonement, the message of the first march.
The leader of the Nation of Islam on Saturday told a crowd of approximately 1 million people to become more active in solving their own problems instead of relying on others.
Bill Murrain, a lawyer from Conyers, Georgia, traveled to the National Mall for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and stood side-by-side with three generations of Black males: his sons, son-in-laws and five grandsons.
Children of all ages sacrificed their Saturdays to excitedly descend upon the Irving Convention Center. The space was filled with the lights and beats of an electronic dance music concert. At one point the band from O.W. Holmes Middle School marched into the ballroom to liven up an already buzzing crowd with renditions of Silento’s Watch Me and Drake’s Hotline Bling.
While the number of abortions and abortion clinics continues to decline across the country, African Americans still make up approximately 30 percent of the abortion rate, according to a study released last year by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a worldwide sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education institute.
National Night Out is an annual celebrated event that unites the community amd promotes crime preventions and a partnership between police and the community.
Voters in the majority-Black city of Memphis have tapped a city councilman to become their first White mayor in nearly a quarter-century, rebuffing a three-term incumbent whose campaign sagged under rising crime, poverty and the troubled finances of this gritty Mississippi River community.
“Suffering is inevitable, but how you deal with it is not fixed in stone. That can change. You can develop a way to face it.”