From the third Monday of January, the federal holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, through the end of February, Black History Month, Dr. King will be quoted, lionized, referenced, and deified by the kleptomaniacs who sample Dr. King as blatantly as hiphop artists samp…
We ring the bell for freedom, democracy and majority rule. We sound the clarion call for freedom fighters as we urge Floridians to reach out to Mr. Ben Frazier and the Northside Coalition [of Jacksonville] and pledge support to a campaign to make Governor Ron DeSantis accountable.
Most learned and studious people in the United States have heard about how angry White people gathered in cities like Tulsa, Okla., in 1921 and in Rosewood, Fla., in 1923 to rob, lynch and attempt to murder Black men, women, children and babies.
We all want to go out with that perfect ending, a chance to put an exclamation mark on a career no one dreamed would happen but you.
With the election of President Biden and Vice President Harris, they have quickly delivered for the American people, while helping our country recover from a pandemic, and an economic crisis.
To the majority of African Americans, the gathering of white supremacist and white nationalist insurrectionists in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021 was neither the beginning nor the end of opposition to democracy and American law.
One of the most important reasons to vote Donald Trump out of the White House was to stop him from packing our federal courts with even more anti-voting-rights, anti-equality, pro-corporate judges.
African Americans in the Peach State are now celebrating because their political hero, Stacey Abrams, has stepped up to the political plate and announced her plan to run for governor in the next gubernatorial election.
In the civil rights movement we were constantly reminded to keep our eyes on the prize. What’s the prize? Equality of opportunity and results, which requires equity in every facet of our lives — education, housing, home ownership, job training, employment, political access and especially in …
After more than 50 years, the Minority Business Development Agency has been made permanent, its director has been elevated to Under Secretary of Commerce, and new tools and authority will allow the agency to address the longstanding economic inequities that face our nation’s 9 million busine…
Of all the surprises to unfold this past week, watching Aaron Rodgers use the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to try to justify his nonsense was the least expected.
When dealing with Veterans Day in this country, it’s very important for serious Black folks to commemorate Nat Turner, one of our most heroic warriors in the battle against white supremacy/racism.
As this country moves towards a critical election year, it’s time for Black folks to pay closer attention to the guidance of two twentieth century master teachers whom many of us claim to be supporters.
The death of Colin Powell was a tremendous loss to the United States and the world. He was one of the most admired and respected public servants in modern history.
On the night of Jan. 8, 1811, a mixed-race man named Charles Deslondes led a group of people in an attack on a plantation owner in lower Louisiana that became the largest uprising of enslaved people in American history, and the first that required the intervention of the U.S. Army.
I’ve been writing editorial and opinion columns for most of my life. My writing longevity has endured because I’m smart enough to know to stay away from writing about “hair” and “religion.”
The January 6 insurrection that saw armed protestors storm the United States Capitol building was not about a stolen election, it was not an act of patriotism, and it was not conducted to protect democracy.
Just across the Potomac River, my neighbors in Virginia to the south are facing such an election. It is the gubernatorial election between former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate, Glen Youngkin.
Is freedom of speech evaporating from the world of comedy? We hear a familiar mantra whenever someone like Dave Chappelle comes under fire: You can’t joke about anything anymore. PC police. Cancel culture. People are too sensitive.
Editor’s note: This commentary is provided by the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) of Florida A&M University.
The Jan 6 insurrection that saw armed protestors storm the United States Capitol building was not about a stolen election, it was not an act of patriotism, and it was not conducted to protect democracy.
In 2009, I was nominated to be the 16th supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. While I had already served three years heading one of the military’s 11 combatant commands — U.S. Southern Command, focused on Latin America — this new job would be jumping into the de…
Members of The Mary McLeod Bethune National Alumni Association, formerly known as the National Alumni Association of Bethune-Cookman College, are proud of our service to our alma mater.
It was a lifelong dream of mine to become president of my alma mater, Bethune-Cookman University. Unfortunately, that has not become a reality.
There is an old African proverb that captures one of the challenges that too many financially successful Black-owned business leaders face today in America.
Two weeks ago, I turned 30, with a lot on my mind — excelling at work, furnishing a new apartment, wondering “Why does my lower back suddenly ache?” That kind of stuff.
No matter where you are in the world, you probably have heard of a Black man or woman who has been described as an “activist.” You might not know them because they are not likely to hang out, socialize or mess around.
Just days past R. Kelly’s conviction for sex trafficking in federal court come aggravating, emerging signs that the lessons of the singer’s fall from grace may be lost on some of his most diehard fans.
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