Race Dialogue Is Back, But . . .Did Racism Ever Go Away?

Anthony Asadullah Samad
Anthony Asadullah Samad
Colorblindness was a ploy to refuse to acknowledge race, but racism is as plain as it’s ever been. Thanks to the arts, we again smell the stench of racism. Now it’s time to take out the trash.

Immigrant Militancy, Black Malaise

The Black Commentator
The massive demonstrations by immigrants and their supporters have been magnificent to behold – many hundreds of thousands in cities across the country, with total participation well over a million. Most progressives are ecstatic, believing that a new era of activism has begun. But, as a Black man, I’m feeling twinges of a different emotion: shame.

Backwards Thinking on Black Economic Development

The Black Commentator
There exists in the African American political conversation a great disconnect on the subject of “economic development.” Among some Black political tendencies, the term “economic development” is thought to be synonymous with individual entrepreneurship. That’s a very narrow definition of economic development, one that reduces most Blacks to the role of mere potential customers, who are expected to support individual Black businesspeople as if the survival of the Race depended on it.

An Open Letter To Black America: It Is Time To Bring Back Black

James Clingman Jr.
James Clingman Jr.
In recent years some nationally prominent Black leaders have complained that they resent being known as Black leaders, they say they want the world to know they are capable of leading anybody. Rather than demonstrate that leadership by leading their own people to the necessary levels of self- sufficiency and competitiveness, these leaders have abandoned the critical issues facing Black people and have begun to chase an ambiguous romanticized notion of alliances with other groups...

Black Homeownership: The New School Black Power Movement

Roy Primm
Roy Primm
Congress is preparing over 93 new Bills benefiting homeowners in the next few years. Many targeted to minority and low income homeowners. If you get nothing else from reading this message understand a multitude of housing advocates continue to work overtime to create more homeowners.

The Consequences of Absentee Fathers

Darryl James
Darryl James
There are a number of reasons why fathers are absent from their children’s lives, even though the one that garners the most focus is the man being a proverbial "Deadbeat Dad," the father who willfully neglects to pay his financial obligations.

Who's a Deadbeat?

Darryl James
Darryl James
Some phrases fall too quickly off of the lips of the masses. Take "Deadbeat Dad," for example. How many of us even bother to think about other people who could be found "Deadbeat," aside from fathers?

Making Him Pay vs. Makng Him Present

Darryl James
Darryl James
Fathers should pay when they can. So should mothers. So should society. Fathers can’t carry children in a womb, but once a child is in the world, fathers can provide nurturing and support to children in a way that is as necessary as the nurturing and support a mother provides.