In all the hoopla surrounding President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, overlooked is the fact that our young girls also need to be targeted for special attention.
President Barack Obama announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to help young Black and Brown men succeed.
“You can’t allow 15,000 school boards to home bake their own little standards subject to their own political pressures and think we are going to have international competitiveness. We have to at least have some bare minimum core standards if ...
Too often during his presidency, Barack Obama has felt the need to chide Blacks to take responsibility for their destiny.
The primary and most trustworthy source of news and information to Black Americans has been and continues to rest in the bosom of the Black Press.
In the years after enslavement, Southern Whites did all they could to return to a manner of slavery. No White “owned” a Black person, but many Whites behaved as if they did. Theoretically, Blacks were free to come and go ...
“Jordan had no guns. He had no drugs. There was no alcohol. They were coming from the mall. They were being kids.” – Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis
The headlines in the case were sadly familiar. An angry adult armed with a gun used it to shoot and kill an unarmed Black teenager he thought seemed “bad.”
As we approach the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder in Sanford, Fla., justice again has been shortchanged in the Sunshine State.
“There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering.” – Lonnie Bunch, founding director, National Museum of African American History and Culture
African American History Month is an appropriate time to raise the question of the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the evolution of hip-hop culture and activism.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld made some comments a couple of weeks ago about not caring about “diversity” in Hollywood, especially in the area of comedy, and set off some very heated conversations across the country.
The children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sue each other – as well as loyal family friends – so often that you need a program to keep up with the court action. Bernice and Martin Luther King III sued ...
Because the Negro does not own and control retail establishments in his own community, he is unable to stabilize his community … The Negro must pool his capital in order to help himself … This will enable him to solve ...
We’re used to making a big fuss over children’s birthdays, but this week child advocates and families across the country are celebrating the Children’s Health Insurance Program on the fifth anniversary of its reauthorization.