Day: February 15, 2020

National News

Southern U’s Move on CBD Market Is Good Sense

By Marlon Rice Last week, the largest historically Black university in Louisiana, Southern University, launched its own CBD line. It’s called Alafia, from the Yoruba word that means “inner peace.” This is a monumental feat on many levels, but in order for you to understand this, I think we need to start at the beginning. […]readmore

National News

New Black History: Louisiana’s Largest HBCU Launches Own CBD Line,

By Brooklyn Baldwin, The Southern University and A&M College has launched its own hemp-derived CBD product line named Alafia. Considered the largest Historically Black University in Louisiana, the Baton Rouge-based school’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center—along with partner Ilera Holistic Health Care—unveiled the lab-tested and pesticide-free products during a press conference and ribbon-cutting at H&W […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Who Taught You Cancel Culture?

I usually get on social media around 9am every morning, after waking up, working out and taking a shower. This past Thursday morning, I logged onto Facebook at 9am and my timeline was already filled with memes and insults being hurled towards Gayle King. Some people were defending her, others were attacking her, but virtually […]readmore

City Politics

Census Matters: Count On Faith

By Joan M. Hagans Dedicated leaders of faith turned out in great numbers determined to galvanize Brooklyn residents to be counted in the upcoming U.S. Census. The Faith Summit and luncheon was held in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, its sponsor. Several elected officials joined forces with the faith leaders as […]readmore

View From Here

Klobuchar / Abrams 2020?

In her statement after coming in third in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, Amy Klobuchar spoke of her family’s history, from her coal-mining great-grandfather to her alcoholic father. It was an emotional story of grit and determination and it is one that will go very far in the African-American and Latino community. If her team […]readmore