Why Black ownership of media is critical

In war, one of the first things the enemy does is destroy his adversary’s ability to communicate within its ranks. Chaos likely ensues if...

FBI chief gets the ‘Ferguson Effect’ all wrong

FBI Director James Comey put his boss in an uncomfortable position this week, blaming the movement against police brutality in Black America for increases...

Yes, Americans are poor

Americans are perhaps the most deluded people in the world. Facts are ignored in favor of wishful thinking. Fantasies are created by White supremacy and...

Was the Black female student brutalized? No

No doubt you’ve seen the latest video clip chronicling seemingly irreconcilable conflicts between White cops and Black folks. Student Resource Officer Ben Fields is...

War abroad breeds homicidal indifference at home

Underground fires are notoriously hard to control or extinguish. One fire in a St. Louis, Mo., landfill is at least five years old. It...

Adults are the problem, not kids

It is time for adults of every race and income group to break our silence about the pervasive breakdown of moral, family, and community...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 268

Hail yeah! Your humble writer is back after being AWOL from this page. Why? You’ll understand by and by… HBCU BS – An African proverb...

A plea to save the family phone

This really struck me in the immediate aftermath of the South Carolina flood. I have two friends – a couple – who live in...

The crushing weight of student loan debt hurts us all

As the cost of higher education has risen, students and their families have increasingly turned to student loans to cover costs. Today, according to...

The modern-day hobo

Back in the day, you didn’t need a GPS system on your smartphone to find the Black community in any city or town. All...

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