Billions of dollars and thousands of jobs have passed us by due to the noncompliance of Section 3 by each and every HUD Administration since the beginning of the program in 1968. There is too much resistance from the “Poverty Industrial Complex.” These poverty pimps do not want people...
Do you believe in miracles? Let me share a personal holiday story. No, not just a story…a testimony. Christmas came early for me this year. It was less than two weeks before Thanksgiving. My thirtysomething daughter – Bridget – who lives in, works in and loves her some Chicago was vacationing...
As we enter a New Kwanzaa Season, we must remind ourselves of the continued challenges that we face. The fundamental issue that Africans in America must face is centered around the continued assault by the systems of racism and white supremacy that keeps us in bondage, servitude, and often...

Eloquence and Arrogance

On the same day that President Barack Obama gave a stirring and historically grounded commemoration regarding the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment, the one that “abolished” slavery, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia chose to disregard tenets of equality and opportunity from the bench during the...
In arguably the most important civil rights case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this term - a case that could ban or limit the consideration of race in public employment, government contracting and higher education - Clarence Thomas, the lone Black justice, was silent. Of the justices hearing...
Since 1998 the National Black Chamber of Commerce has been promoting one of the best opportunity programs for those living under the poverty level. The name of the program is Section 3 of the HUD Act. As a result of the first Watts Riot, the Nixon Administration implemented the...
America is stuck on stupid when it comes to the so-called terrorism scare and like the pimps that they are, candidates for elective office in Washington D.C. are preying on and exploiting the worst fears of the uninformed masses. It’s a shame when so much more is at stake. With...
It has been two years since our President declared the ISIS movement a “jayvee” team. He implied this terrorist coalition was no big thing and we shouldn’t worry about it. Since that time ISIS has stretched its footprint to Libya, a majority of Syria and a significant amount of...

Murder Cover-Up in Chicago

As more information emerges in connection with Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on October 20, 2014, the more it appears that not only was an unjustified murder committed by a person who had sworn to uphold the law, there was a cover-up...

Get Ready For Kwanzaa 2015

In the wake of the rising re-emergence of the Black Student Movement in America, it is important that every segment of the African Community in America begin preparing for the Kwanzaa Season. It is estimated that more than 30 million Africans in America participate in some sort of Kwanzaa...