Skip to main content

If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

  • Updated
  • 0

It's been about 20 years since I last coached youth league football and when people ask me why I stopped, the answer is simple: Too many fathers, uncles, older cousins, and “friends of the family” acting like jackasses in the stands and on the sidelines of Pee Wee (age 10-11) football games.

  • Updated
  • 0

When I read that Michael James, 61, an exceptional education teacher at predominantly Black Semmes Elementary School in Escambia County, Florida, had written a resignation letter to Florida Gov. Ron Desantis after a colleague removed his collage of famous Black figures in history this week, …

  • Updated
  • 0

In the Eighties and Nineties, Wesley Evans, better known as Ruby, was Brooklyn’s wealthiest, longest reigning kingpin. Accomplishing all it took to make history, including rubbing elbows with celebrities and expanding his businesses out of state, he avoided all the bounties put on his head a…

  • Updated
  • 0

Thus far, 2022 has been a year of multiple socioeconomic and political challenges for all Americans across the nation. Yet for African Americans and other communities of color, this year represents both challenges and opportunities from a business ownership perspective. In particular, for Bl…

  • Updated
  • 0

Angela Reed, the new leader at the legacy institution, Turning Point, and Patricia Carter, her team partner, were guests for ‘The Conversation with Al McFarlane’ appearing to promote a first of hopefully more Town Hall meetings and conversations with school officials, classroom instructors, …

  • Updated
  • 0

If you have wondered where your daily Hobbservation Point posts have been, well, last Thursday evening, I dislocated my left shoulder and slightly tore a ligament while lifting kettlebells 😥. Friday's surgical procedure was a success and while there is still some pain, I am on the mend and e…

  • Updated
  • 0

Halkan Colombia, South America, bishan Ogosto 7, Madaxweynaha la doortay Gustavo Petro iyo Madaxweyne ku xigeenka la doortay, Francia Marques waxay bilaabi doonaan geeddi-socod isbedel ah mid ka mid ah dalalka ugu rabshadaha iyo cunsuriyiinta ee Koonfurta Ameerika.

  • Updated
  • 0

Ici en Colombie, en Amérique du Sud, le 7 août prochain, le président élu Gustavo Petro et la vice-présidente élue Francia Marques entameront un processus de changement dans l'un des pays les plus violents et racistes d'Amérique du Sud.

  • Updated
  • 0

Nibi ni Columbia, South America, ni Oṣu Kẹjọ 7 ti nbọ, Aare-Elect Gustavo Petro ati Igbakeji Aare Ayanfẹ, Francia Marques yoo bẹrẹ ilana ti iyipada ni ọkan ninu awọn orilẹ-ede ti o ni iwa-ipa ati ẹlẹyamẹya ni South America.

  • Updated
  • 0

Acclaimed author of Island Queen Vanessa Riley brings readers a vivid, sweeping novel of the Haitian Revolution based on the true-life stories of two extraordinary women: the first Empress of Haiti, Marie-Claire Bonheur, and Gran Toya, a West African-born warrior who helped lead the rebellio…

  • Updated
  • 0

Adrienne Diercks stood in a grocery store check-out line paying little attention to the young woman standing at a safe distance behind her.  The unfamiliar face recognized the P.S. insignia on Diercks bracelet.  ‘Project Success’, she said, surprising the founder and executive director of an…

  • Updated
  • 0

All He Desires

  • Updated
  • 0

As August begins, there's an excitement that I’m experiencing almost daily from seeing parents beam with pride as their children prepare to fly from their nests to begin their collegiate journeys! I can't help but admit that the pictures that are flooding Instagram and Facebook take me back …

  • Updated
  • 0

Hill welcomes readers into a work of fiction based on historical facts, a work in which he adroitly flips the script—presenting racism in reverse. In this shift, the “dominant race” (Whites/Europeans) becomes the oppressed and the “inferior race” (Blacks/Africans) is now the oppressor. Refer…

  • Updated
  • 0

Dorothy Malcolm arose on the morning of July 25, 1946—76 years ago today—and prepared to celebrate her 20th birthday with her husband, Roger Malcolm, and their best friends George Dorsey, a U.S. Army veteran recently returned home from World War II, and his wife, Mae. By nightfall, the quart…

  • Updated
  • 0

(De Bogotá Colômbia) - Aqui, no dia 7 de agosto, o presidente eleito Gustavo Petro e a vice-presidente afro-colombiana Francia Marquez iniciarão um processo de mudança em um dos países mais violentos e racistas da América do Sul.

  • Updated
  • 0

Aqui, el próximo 7 de agosto el presidente electo Gustavo Petro y la vicepresidenta afrocolombiana Francia Marquez iniciaran un proceso de cambio en unos de los paise mas violento y racista de Suramérica. 

  • Updated
  • 0

(Bogota, Colombia) –Here in Colombia, South America, this coming August 7, President-Elect Gustavo Petro and Vice-President Elect, Francia Marques will begin a process of change in one of the most violent and racist countries in South America.

  • Updated
  • 0

While Morehouse College has a well-earned reputation as one of America’s foremost academic centers of excellence, one with an alumni roster that reads like a “Who’s Who” in American history, the school is still very much a bacchanalian bastion in that partying, alcohol, and drug use have led…

  • Updated
  • 0

Chantal Johnson’s debut novel, Post-Traumatic, confronts the emotional toll of sexual assault, a real-life survivor narrative, with the prickly residue of mental demons. Her main character, Vivian is a lawyer who advocates for those deemed deranged at a New York City psychiatric facility. Th…

  • Updated
  • 0

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”

  • Updated
  • 0

Paid subscriptions, book purchases, suggestions, engagement on the site, social sharing, advertisements, and feedback help support African American Literature Book Club’s (AALBC) mission of celebrating Black culture through books.  Here are excerpts from our AALBC.com eNewsletter – July 13, …

  • Updated
  • 0

When the NFL froze out Colin Kaepernick due to his social justice stances back in 2017, I was among a number of football fans that quickly soured on the League to the point that in the five years since, I haven't watched a single full game!

  • Updated
  • 0

It surprises some folks to learn that as a Christian, I am strongly against the union of church and state; my opposition is firmly rooted in my knowledge of history, one that proves that from time immemorial, unspeakable horrors have been committed by so-called Christians in the name of Jesu…

  • Updated
  • 0

Summertime invokes so many memories from childhood, perhaps none more than the movies that helped pass the time between the last day of school—and the first day of the next school year—movies that are now on demand via any number of streaming services like HBO-Max, Netflix, or Hulu. 

  • Updated
  • 0

The irony is not lost upon me that on the 4th of July in the year 2022, a day set aside by law to celebrate the time in 1776 when 13 British colonies rebelled from Great Britain's rule and ignited a bloody war for independence from King George III, that yet another episode of mass bloodshed …