A lesson for Black children

Attorney Irving Leandra Adams, Sr.

Walter Cronkite was as much a part of my childhood as Big Bird and Mr. Rogers. The evening news was a staple in our home. My parents listened to the broadcast while reading, setting the table for dinner, or making sure homework was getting done. For some reason, the casual manner with which my parents […]

Real heroes of the South

Photo courtesy of Mr. Eddie 'Big Cat' Odom, Mrs. Odom's son.

There is no statue honoring Yvonne Bernadette Lee Odom in my hometown of Delray Beach, Florida. I would like to feign surprise, but I am not that good a thespian. The same reason she does not have a statue celebrating her life-risking sacrifice to improve society is the same reason there is little to no […]

North Carolina city votes to give Black residents reparations

Not only have White Americans spent decades telling Black people to “get over” slavery, but they also have been vehemently against providing any reparations as penance for past atrocities committed against the country’s oppressed citizens. Until today. In Asheville, North Carolina, members of the city council unanimously voted to provide a formal apology to its […]

Candace Owens claims Black people are not impacted by White supremacy

Candace Owens continued to do her part to spew illogical notions about race in America. During a recent congressional hearing titled “Confronting White Supremacy,” Owens argued that Black people are not impacted by racism. “Based on the hierarchy of what’s impacting minority Americans, if I had to make a list of 100 things, White nationalism […]

Atlanta mourns the untimely death of Cutty Cartel

The Atlanta music scene remains in shock following the untimely death of rapper and singer Cutty Cartel. On Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, Cutty Cartel, whose given name was Ricardo Monté Lewis, died after health complications. The day before, Cutty Cartel was with family when he told his mother that he was not feeling well and […]

Atlanta musicians react to the untimely death of rapper Cutty Cartel

Cutty Cartel has died. The rapper/singer made a name for himself as a member of the rap trio Jim Crow which released two albums and featured group members Polow Da Don and Mr. Mo. The group released the albums Crow’s Next and Right Quick in 1999 and 2000, respectively. Cartel also sang the hook on […]

Most White Americans are against reparations for Blacks, study reveals

Most White Americans are not in favor of the U.S. government giving cash payments to descendants of slaves. According to a new Gallup poll,  67 percent of Americans disagreed with the idea of reparations. And while only 29 percent of Americans were in support of cash reparations, that number represents an increase of 14 percent […]

Kanye West wants to end Drake feud

Kanye West is ready to end his feud with Drake. Kanye and Pusha T became embroiled in a bitter battle of words with Drake after they accused him of using ghostwriters in their new track ‘Infrared’ but he is worried that things have gone too far after Drake and Pusha T traded increasingly personal diss tracks. […]

Drake has met alleged son multiple times

Rapper Drake has reportedly met his alleged son Adonis multiple times and has flown the tot and his mother out on a private jet to spend time with him. As part of his ongoing feud with Drake, where the pair have been trading diss tracks, rapper Pusha T alleged that Drake has a secret son with […]

Lying racist tries to get Black family arrested for having a barbecue

If you have been wondering whether there is an increase in racist White people antagonizing peaceful Black people, wonder no more, it is true. The latest incident comes from Oakland, California, where a White woman tells a Black family that she is on the phone with the police because their charcoal barbecue grill was illegal […]

Being Black and woman: The eternal struggle

In Nina Simone’s classic Four Women, she serenades her listeners with the external and internal struggles of being a Black woman in a White world. Simone narrates the lonely journey Black women must travel to maintain their spiritual, mental and physical well-being. For centuries, White society has attempted to nurture self-doubt and self-hatred in Black […]

Georgia town sending police to homes of Blacks to challenge voting rights

In a small Georgia town the battle over suppression of the Black vote has taken a turn that borders on the Gestapo tactics of Nazi Germany. Police officers in the town of Sparta are actually going to the homes of mostly Black residents to challenge their voting registration information. The move comes at the direction of […]

The truth about Jim Crow

Jim Crow never lied. Jim Crow promised colored folks death, injustice and the complete denial of opportunity and it delivered on its promises. The lies began when African-Americans were told Jim Crow had ended. With the “No Coloreds Allowed” and “Whites Only” signs no longer visible and the White Citizens’ Council meetings no longer publicly […]

Find out which states are restoring felons’ voting rights

“This plan [to disenfranchise felons] will eliminate the darkey as a political factor in this State in less than 5 years, so that in no single county…will there be the least concern felt for the complete supremacy of the white race in the affairs of government.” – late Virginia Congressman Carter Glass while advocating for […]

Federal court finally orders Mississippi town to desegregate schools

Culminating a 50-year fight 62 years after the US Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling called for an end to school segregation, U.S. District Judge Debra Brown ruled Friday, May 13 that the town of Cleveland, Mississippi, must merge its two high schools and two middle schools. “The delay in desegregation has deprived generations of […]

Why Black Lives Matter is under attack by conservative media and pundits

Who could have a problem with the Black Lives Matter movement? Does it seek to diminish the lives of others? Does it ask people to violently confront perceived injustices? Does it ask for any conclusion that is not based on the concepts of fairness and justice? The discussion of race in American political culture is extremely difficult. Often, […]

For Blacks in post-racial America, better is not good enough

As an African American living in a supposedly post-racial America, I have grown accustomed to the following life cycle: injustice, grief and expected forgiveness. No matter how egregious the offenses against AfricanAmericans are, White America will only tolerate a brief period of grieving while they impatiently await our inevitable words of forgiveness, which will be […]

Bar Louie’s new dress code is strangely targeted at African Americans

The restaurant chain Bar Louie may be a popular hangout in many cities, but the one in Minneapolis has created a new discriminatory dress code that has people outraged. Seven articles of clothing are now banned from the Minnesota bar, from Thursday through Saturday after 9 p.m.: No flat-billed hats No sleeveless undershirts No excessively […]