The African American journey through American history can be summed up in two words – UNJUST and UNFAIR. From the moment we first set foot on the North American continent, we have been subjected to atrocities both great and small. Armed with a culture of white supremacy bolstered by their...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was born on January 15, 1929. His birthday is now a national holiday and this year will be celebrated on Monday, January 21. If he had lived, he would be 90 years old. Dr. King’s birthday will take place during chaotic times in America...
Julianne Malveaux
By Julianne Malveaux I am not sure why the “National Anthem” and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the National Anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts and why...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams If you take nothing else away from this month designed to spotlight achievements of Americans of African descent make it this one thing – Black arts does NOT require the validation of whites for legitimacy. For example, the recent Grammy Awards selected Billie Eilish as THEIR Best...
Harry C. Alford, Kay DeBow
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow As we stated in the previous two parts, American descendants of the vicious American Holocaust known better as Slavery gathered immense portions of land. The great Booker T. Washington would encourage freed slaves to work the land that they owned and...
The African Centered Education Movement has brought a new meaning to the annual African American History Month celebrations that have become so popular. That new meaning of African Centered thought, as defined by Dr. Wade Nobles, “is nothing more than a term categorizing a quality of thought and practice...
The problem with hyperbole is that it diminishes the impact of genuinely dire circumstances. Those who constantly spout apocalyptic rhetoric become easy to ignore. Even necessary to ignore. Like the boy who cried, “Wolf.” But the danger that faces us as a republic is not a figment of imagination. It...
EDITORIAL Cook County State's Attorney seeks to dismiss appeal from wrongfully-convicted man Roosevelt Myles has been locked up for 27 years for a crime he did not commit. For 18 years, Myles has waited for an evidentiary hearing that the state granted him. He never got it and a Cook County...
Julianne Malveaux
By Julianne Malveaux            I am among the millions who are ecstatic that Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for governor in Georgia.  She didn’t just win, she rocked, clobbering her opponent, Stacey Evans, by over 50 percentage points – Abrams had 76 percent of the 533,450 votes cast in...

THEY STILL OWE US!

Day by day, African people in America are becoming more familiar with the concept of reparations and what it means to our continued struggle in America for self-determination, liberation, independence, and freedom. Therefore, we must be clear that reparations means “repair” for the damages inflicted on a people or...