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FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET

As the world watched Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States, another Black man was also being watched. “Animal Planet,” part of the Discovery Channel cable network, kicked off its ‘Animal Witness’ investigative series with the story of Michael Vick.
The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, once one of the highest […]

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Policing The Police

Kevin Wicks, a 38-year old father of two, was murdered by the Inglewood Police Department on Monday, July 21 in California. Gainfully employed by the United States Postal Service for almost 20 years, he was said to have raised/pointed a gun at police officers who had come to his apartment building.
A caller […]

Black Women Under Attack

The image of Black women has been under attack since the first African female slave stepped off the ship and her white mistress set eyes upon on her. And through the years, whether it was the Massuh we had to contend with and his penchant for darker skin or the racist police officer, landlord, […]

A Time For Outrage

The shooting death of Black postal worker Kevin Wicks by Inglewood, California police officer Brian Ragan has created a fire storm of controversy in African-American community. It also continues a disturbing trend that Black America continues to face nationally: the devaluing of Black lives by law enforcement. It appears that we are all […]

Hollywood Walk Of Shame

Okay so let me get this right.
$4.2 million dollars is going to be used to fixed cracks in concrete that feature the names of celebrities who are either dead or they themselves are millionaires.
I don’t know about you, but something just doesn’t sound right about that, especially considering the fact that the very same slabs […]

A Lesson From Darfur

Matthew 2: 16 - When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.
This past week I listened […]

Starkeisha & The System

If there was ever an example of why it’s so important to adequately fund foster care and mental illness programs, look no further than Starkeisha Brown and her girlfriend Krystal Matthews who are accused of abusing and torturing Brown’s 5-year-old son.
The abuse and torture suffered by the 5-year-old at the hands of his mother, her […]

The Tragedy Of
The R. Kelly Acquittal

R. Kelly said he believes he can fly in one of his hit records, and he has done just that. After six long years, he was found not guilty of 14 counts of child pornography in a Chicago courtroom on Friday.
In my opinion, Kelly is the latest in a long line of celebrities to […]

Ashanti’s Promotional Assault

Over the last 15 years as a black activist, I have been a voice of concern on various issues that I personally felt needed attention drawn to them. I’ve organized gang truces in South Los Angeles, protested police brutality and coordinated forums to help stem black on black violence, among countless other causes. […]

Does MySpace Have Blood
On Its Hands?

The March 2, 2008 murder of 17-year old Los Angeles High School football star Jamiel Shaw sent shockwaves through the nation. Shaw was killed in cold blood, allegedly at the hands of Pedro Espinoza, an illegal immigrant and member of the infamous 18th Street Gang, the largest in LA County.
The crime has also […]

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