“We should not forget that the freedom you and I enjoy today is largely due to the brave stand taken by the black sons of Haiti.”
– Frederick Douglass -1893
Based on their history, Haitian supporters of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide…
I can hear Harriet Tubman uttering those words. She risked her own liberty and her life as well, to help those who were still enslaved. She had the right message, just as David Walker had the right message in his famous David Walker’s Appeal, both to his enslaved brothers and sisters and to those who…
The face of Black Republicans is changing, while the face of the GOP leadership – which has announced a goal of winning 25 percent of the African American vote in 2004 – remains the same. The emerging face of Black Republicans is that of a 38-year-old,…
From the beginning, sports have been an idealized version of American social structure – equality of opportunity purely on the basis of merit. Sports ideology and its reality have always been separate and different. Over the years, athletic clubs and competition have been designed to exclude lower-class people…
“We wish to plead our own cause; too long others have spoken for us.” – Freedom’s Journal
Often unobserved in contemporary American culture, the Black Press is an institution in the history…
Minnesota-based Best Buy distributes more than 53 million advertising inserts every week, primarily in the Sunday edition of daily newspapers, to publicize updated prices and products.
Marsha Lawrence, Best Buy’s print media manager, told owners of Black, Asian and Hispanic newspapers what they need to do to be part of Best Buy’s newspaper marketing initiative.
Once again (sounds like a broken record) Cincinnati is in the national and international news for being the city where a Black man cannot stand on the street, sit in his car, hold a brick, or go to the store for a soft drink without getting killed by police officers.
Have you bought "Number Ones" yet? Or, did you buy into majority community hype that "The King of Pop" is down for the count?
Michael Jackson needs your help at the record store. Once noted by Forbes as the "richest entertainer in the world" with a $750 million net worth, he is heavily in debt and counting on his latest compilation CD, "Number Ones," to re-launch him as a $1 billion music legend.
Blackonomics Changing America one student at a time
After several unsuccessful attempts to arrange the trip, I was finally able to get to Piney Woods School, one of this country’s four remaining Black-owned boarding schools, located about 21 miles south of Jackson, Miss. Nestled among the pine trees, amid rolling hills, lakes, and farmland, Piney Woods School made me feel like I had found a lost treasure.
Black business leaders support Sharpton Campaign
Even though has gained little mainstream voter support, Rev. Al Sharpton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination has so far attracted plenty of financial backing from a coalition of wealthy African American businesspeople and media barons.