Listening to Trayvon Martin’s extended terrorized screams for help that can be heard in the background of a 911 caller, as Zimmerman tracked him and cornered him, or Ramarley Graham cowering in a corner of the bathroom while a policeman
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Gil Noble’s Like It Is was the institutional memory of African-American people. Noble had a Pan-African understanding of the world and worked tirelessly for the education and uplifting of African people, particularly those here in the States. Since Noble’s illness,
If we take President Obama at his word when he challenged the Congressional Black Caucus to press on for fairness, then the Occupy Wall Street protests taking place across the country are exactly what the president is asking for and
When we look at President Barack Obama, it is easy to forget that he does not share the psycho-social heritage of the descendents of chattel slavery and that he was raised by white folks. And while there is nothing wrong
When I was a child watching movies, it was the Mau Mau who were the villains and the white colonialists who were portrayed as the good guys. It wasn’t until much later that I realized that the Mau Mau were
The world we are leaving for our children and grandchildren is competitive in ways not seen before. President Barack Obama reiterated the national effort to ease the path to citizenship for “the best and the brightest” from around the world.
It turns out that the cynics who said Osama bin Laden was not in a cave, but was probably somewhere living in luxury, were more right than not. He was in a million dollar compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, living with
“The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks” is the new exhibit at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), and the title makes you wonder what will the elephant say? Because it isn’t just what’s called gentrification that
This first year of the Barack Obama presidency has been spent setting the stage for the what’s to come. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are far from over, but they seem to have faded in the popular consciousness,
Bill Thompson grew up on Putnam Avenue between Stuyvesant and Malcolm X Blvd. The journey from those streets to being elected City Comptroller in 2001, managing a staff of more than 700 with a budget of $68 million and being