House (of Representatives) Negroes rally against Russia

The Congressional Black Caucus is “the heart and soul of the resistance movement in Congress,” said California Rep. Barbara Lee, speaking at a “State of...

THE FINAL WORD IS WRITTEN – GEORGE E. CURRY, 1947-2016

Black Press legend George E. Curry, a chronicler and critic of the modern Black American experience, dies suddenly at 69. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF TACOMA...

Risks, sacrifices and rewards

For African-Americans, 2018 will be a year of risk, sacrifice and reward –politically speaking anyway! A risk is a chance. You can take the risk...

No comparison between Mary Bethune and Betsy DeVos

JERELL BLAKELEY GUEST COMMENTARY I recently watched a History Makers interview of Florida’s first Black congresswoman, Carrie Meek. Before her pioneering work as an elected representative...

Black parents should opt kids out of high-stakes tests

The movement by parents to opt their children out of high-stakes testing is growing by leaps and bounds, but remains largely White and suburban,...

‘Black Panther’ is the movie we deserve

As long as there have been movies, there have been movie heroes. From Douglas Fairbanks’ swashbuckling heroes like Zorro and Robin Hood in the 1920s,...

Who really killed Erica Garner?

Erica Garner was only 27 years old when she died on December 30, 2017. She was the mother of two children, one of whom...

Donna Brazile: No honor among thieves

One year ago, Donald Trump’s election to the presidency turned American politics upside down. His victory proved that the Democratic Party is on its...

‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?’

Editor’s note: On July 5, 1852, anti-slavery crusader Frederick Douglass spoke at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Rochester,...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 283

Yep, I’m a fan – I’m a Summer Olympics junkie. I even have the opening and closing Olympics fanfares – two of the greatest...

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