Tuesday, January 19, 2021
March, Women’s History Month, is a time to celebrate the contributions that women have made, or are making, to the world. This year, it seems as though women’s history is taking on extra importance. Black Lives Matter was started by women a couple of years ago and is still...

URBAN KILLING FIELDS

On a recent television news program there was a panel discussion that included input from young people who were expressing their political views of President Donald Trump. Basically, one group was comprised of Donald Trump supporters, while the other group featured those who were against the president. The pro-Trump...
Editor’s Note: The Dakota Access Pipeline protests are a grassroots movement that began in the spring of 2016. The protests are in reaction to the approved construction of Energy Transfers Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline. The approved pipeline would run from western North Dakota to southern Illinois. This past April...
We are experiencing crucial times, and Black people, more than ever, need to unify in order to survive. Unfortunately, a deepening chasm is developing that may not be able to be fixed. All over the planet, Black people are opposing one another in spite of oppression and opposition coming...
Several reports released recently and circulated by members of the Black community in America paint a very dismal picture of the economic plight of Black Americans. According to one, the median wealth of the bottom 20 percent of whites is greater than the median household incomes of all Blacks...

ONE DOWN FOR HATE

Recently in Dayton Ohio, the town was geared up for a mammoth demonstration of hatred – a rally was planned by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). After all of the hoopla, and an investment of $650,000 by the city of Dayton to keep the protestors and demonstrators safe, a...
Black History Month started out as Black History Week, so designated by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1926. It was celebrated the second week in February. Later, in 1976 it became Black History Month. February was chosen because it was...
One of the problems that have dogged the Black community since the beginning of the relationship between Black people and white people in America is that of colorism. Colorism is a heightened attention to skin color, wherein darker skin is not valued as much as white skin, partly due to...
A very curious social phenomenon is happening in America: there is an extreme fascination with zombies. The Walking Dead is a television series that is extremely popular, and is in its 7th season. The Walking Dead attracts the most 18-to 49-year-old viewers of any cable or broadcast television series. In...

COSBY’S CRISIS

To the great surprise of a number of people, the venerable Bill Cosby, who has been looked upon as the epitome of fatherhood and morality due to his role as a television dad, has been found guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Predictably, the Black community is up...