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by Roger Madison Jr. inPolitical on2017-07-04
What is the meaning of the 4th of July to Me?There is a rhetorical question, and there is a personal answer. It is easy for each of us to ask the rhetorical question. The conduct of our daily lives provides the personal answer. This question has been resonating among Black folks since Frederick Douglass famously asked in 1852, "What to the slave is the 4th of July?"
by C Dwayne West inOur Community on2017-06-23
Contributing Correspondent: C. Dwayne West A celebrated elder and civil rights icon recently asked me what I thought about Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. I responded with much flair but with also much well deserved respect. 'I think Rev. Jackson is a part of the old leadership model but his continued work is needed even though not much appreciated by those in my generation.' And I went on to explain why....
by Alfred A. Edmond Jr. inBusiness Advice on2017-04-03
The situation most parallel to launching a business is the birth of a child, as both necessitate significant lifestyle changes for the “parents,” whether of a new-born baby or a new start-up.
by Eddie S. Read, Activist inOur Community on2017-02-20
We must face the fact that we have an impoverished underclass in America. It can be found in Appalachia, the barrios, rural areas, and for certain, in the urban inner city. The violence is most egregious in the urban area because of the organized subculture that historically sustains various conditions of violence, i.e. the lifestyle of gangs.