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One of the most watched television series in history has been reimagined and remastered. History will premiere “Roots” on Memorial Day 2016, Monday, May 30, and air four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. The historical portrait of American slavery recounts the trans-Atlantic journey of 18th century free men, women and adolescents, their will to live and…

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Benjamin Todd Jealous and Trabian Shorters launched their national tour for their inspirational literary project, REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding in Atlanta on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, with a book signing at Barnes & Noble and an intriguing discussion moderated by Jeff Johnson and later a panel discussion at Morehouse College, titled “Reaching for…

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California Congresswoman Maxine Waters created a national firestorm when she pleaded with African Americans in Detroit to “unleash” the Congressional Black Caucus to have open and honest discussion with, and criticisms of, President Obama about the lack of job creation in urban America without fear of a backlash. At the “For the People” national job…

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