Protesting the Protesters

What is it with the police in New York? The city has been host to multiple #Icantbreathe and #blacklivesmatter protests following the deaths of...

The Year Ahead: ‘No Vote-No Voice?

On New Year’s Eve demonstrators in Cleveland, Boston, and New York marched amongst street revelers.  On one hand, I appreciated the fact that the...

DON’T GIVE UP THE FIGHT

TriceEdney – Our Jamaican brother, Bob Marley, made a lot of meaningful songs that we would do well to revisit today. A masterpiece of...

CUBA: IT’S ABOUT TIME!

TriceEdney—At President Obama’s first inauguration, my sister (Bettye LaVette) sang “A Change is Gonna Come” with Bon Jovi.  Well, change has come!  President Obama...

Dr. Huxtable, Heal Thy Self!

Like so many Black publications we’ve been on the sidelines of the Bill Cosby flare up, not sure when and how to enter a...

Black Male Achievement Is Best Response to Issues of Black Males in America

At the exact same moment that 30,000 people were marching in Washington, DC chanting, “No Justice, No Peace” in support of Eric Garner, Michael...

Restraining the Cost of Prescription Drugs

Federally approved generic drugs are critically important to the health of the American people.  These federally regulated, lower-cost generic drugs now account for 86...

An AFRO Christmas Wish

Christmas Originally published Dec. 23, 1911.   In this, the most joyous season of the year, one’s bosom swells as he thinks of the wonderful events of...

Can Democrats Find a Tech-Savvy, Person of Color‎ or Woman to Run for President—Other...

The Facebook page for Rand Paul—the 51 year-old, anti-war, pro-marijuana decriminalization Republican Senator and apparent front-runner to nab his party’s nomination for President—features several...

Ferguson and beyond

Recently individual members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the decision by a grand...

Baltimore Lessons to be Learned from Ferguson and Brooklyn

Baltimore City continues to engage its citizens in dialogue about the civil treatment of it residents.  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake has taken some bold...

For Our Sons

In September of 1955 Mamie Till allowed Jet magazine to print the badly decomposed photo of her son Emmett Till on the front cover. ...