We Wear The Mask

By John W. Fountain We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes. —Paul Laurence Dunbar I was born in a pandemic, shaped in the waters of strife, separated from my mother's life-yielding placenta, thrust into a world infected by hate. I am Black and male. Born in...
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights hosted a telephone press briefing with other civil rights leaders July 23 to outline and emphasize Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s threatening record to voting rights. The speakers underscored the dangerous implications of more restrictive voting rights for marginalized communities. A...
By Adrianna Rodriguez, USA Today Tiffiney Zinger said it was painful telling her daughter she couldn't use a family vacation photo for her second grade class project – the image was marred by what appeared to be a symbol of hate. The photo shows the 6-year-old girl, who is biracial and has autism, posing with an actor dressed as the movie character Gru from...
19 year-old Chicago-based singer Ravyn Lenae is back with a brand new EP just in time for your Valentine's Day feels. The rising R&B act sat down with Fuse to discuss Crush, her close relationship with Noname, touring with SZA, and how she channels Beyonce's confidence before each performance.
“Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture,” opened June 8 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and continues through June 2019. The exhibition will use the story of Winfrey and her 25-year daytime talk show as a lens to explore contemporary American...
ABC 7 NY Medical students across the country were given the surprise of a lifetime Monday: no more student loan debt. Former New York City Mayor and one-time presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg pledged $100 million through Bloomberg Philanthropies to the nation's four historically Black medical schools. About 800 students attending Atlanta's Morehouse...
By Andrea Diaz, CNN A much-criticized video game that would let players shoot up a school has been pulled from a digital storefront just days before its release. The PC game, "Active Shooter," was set to be released June 6 on Steam, an online gaming store and platform owned by Valve...
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace bus are reminding residents to 'Dump the Pump' and take public transportation on Thursday, June 16. First time and veteran transit riders will have a chance to win great prizes by showing that they dumped the pump! This year,...
By uerweb.com As we’ve reported, gospel great Shirley Caesar is not thrilled about her 2010 sermon that became the genesis , so to speak, for the “U Name it Challenge.” It had been reported that she was taking legal action against certain parties for unauthorized use of her sermon and...
'I want to be that person that people can look up to' By Yukare Nakayama, ABC7 News At Chicago Bulls College Prep, Jaylen Starr is known as a legend in the halls and in the classroom. The high school senior got into his top school, Columbia University, on a full ride....