Health & Wellness

What’s Causing COVID Second Wave, Third Wave Surge

Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H.The overall pattern of the coronavirus pandemic so far has been a series of COVID-19 waves: surges in new cases followed by declines.Why does this happen? What will the future hold? Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., an infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins Medicine, sheds light on what we know now about COVID-19 […]readmore

Obituary

Lolita Standard

Obituary – March 21st, 1940 – September 20th, 2021 On Thursday, March 21st, 1940, Lolita Joan Standard was born to John and Violet Standard in Brooklyn, New York. She was the middle child of three siblings. Her brothers George Brown and Eduardo Standard, both have preceded her in death.Lolita, Lo, Mama Lo, Auntie Lo, Grand […]readmore

Sports

To Play or Not to Play

By Eddie CastroThe Covid-19 Pandemic changed the entire sports world as we know it. Several sporting events were postponed and the excitement of going to a game and hearing the great roar from the crowd was no more. As the sports world begin to return to “normal”, there have been athletes who have been critical […]readmore

Justice Matters

Statements on the Rittenhouse Trial Verdict

As we go into this Thanksgiving, we are confronted with the fact of a teenaged vigilante armed with an assault rifle who killed two unarmed people and wounded a third, is found not guilty by a jury. Below are some of the statements of outrage.On the opposite page is a snapshot from the past in […]readmore

Black History

Police Control of the Slave in South Carolina

The following brief look at insurrections in the Carolinas, are continuing excerpts from a Vanderbilt University Ph. D thesis written in 1914. This was 49 years after the end of slavery, and yet the writer, Howell M. Henry, shows himself to be very much a part of the mentality that can empathize with people-owners and […]readmore

Black History

Malcolm X’s Daughter, Malikah Shabazz, Found Dead in Her Brooklyn

www.nbcnewyork.comMalikah Shabazz, the daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X, was found dead inside her Brooklyn home Monday evening, according to two senior police officials.The 56-year-old Shabazz was found unconscious and unresponsive inside her home on East 28th Street in Midwood just before 4:30 p.m., the police officials told NBC New York. She was later […]readmore

Black History

‘We Are Not Going to Be Bullied’

Black Louisiana veterans fight to keep building that has honored their sacrifices for more than six decades www.splcenter.orgWhen members of the so-called Greatest Generation returned home from World War II and the Korean War, most were accepted with open arms.But not everyone.“The Black veterans had no place of their own,” former Louisiana state Rep. Terry […]readmore

National News

Two Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X to be Exonerated

In a shocking turn of events, the two men convicted of the 1965 killing of Malcolm X, Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam, will be exonerated today, Thursday, after spending a combined 42 years in prison. The action comes after a two-year investigation by Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance and the Innocence Project. The NY Times […]readmore