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No One Knows Exactly How The Author Of “12 Years A Slave” Died

No One Knows Exactly How The Author Of “12 Years A Slave” Died

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The spotlight following an Oscar for best picture has not helped solve the basic riddle to the life of Solomon Northrup, whose memoir from the 1840′s provided the story for the award-winning picture about his life, “12 Years a Slave.” For a man of that time who was not significantly famous, […]

Nigerian Author Wins Major Prize For Fiction

Nigerian Author Wins Major Prize For Fiction

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about race and identity was awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Adichie’s “Americanah,” was chosen over “The Goldfinch” author Donna Tartt and three other finalists according to a story in Newsone. Adichie is best known “Half of a Yellow Sun.” Americanah centers […]

Inmates Try To Escape With Prison Toilet

Inmates Try To Escape With Prison Toilet

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Four Rikers Island inmates reportedly attempted an escape on Monday by  ripping a toilet in the cell’s cinderblock, The inmates, Vernon Easley, Chris Martinez, Jeffrey Lashley, and Naquan Febres, reportedly crawled through the holes they created. Once out of their cells they attempted to attack an officer with bricks, according to report in the New […]

Harlem Continues To Heal After Tragic Building Explosion

Harlem Continues To Heal After Tragic Building Explosion

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III No one wants or expects to deal with tragedy on any given day. Permit me to say it again – no rational person believes tragedy will come knocking on their door. Unfortunately, seven people became the victim of a powerful explosion that struck two 5-story buildings in New York City’s […]

New Ad Campaign Features Gay And Mixed-Race Parents

New Ad Campaign Features Gay And Mixed-Race Parents

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III If you stop to look around the world, you’ll notice diversity from all sides. You can’t hide from seeing people in all sizes, shapes, and colors. In addition to what can be easily noticeable with your eyes, what you don’t easily see are the lifestyles of many people. Because we’re […]

The Black History Fact That You Have To Know

The Black History Fact That You Have To Know

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Talk about your wing man! Although several people claim the invention of Buffalo wings, John Young who started a restaurant called John Young’s Wings and Things in Buffalo, New York in 1964 is part of the starting lineup. Young, a farm boy from Alabama, started cooking with his father on a riverboat […]

Was He Murdered? Farrakhan Offers To Fund Autopsy Of Chokwe Lumumba

Was He Murdered? Farrakhan Offers To Fund Autopsy Of Chokwe Lumumba

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III There’s a problem when someone appears to be in good health and all of a sudden, they are found dead. In other words, when a person is powerful in the political world dies prematurely, questions will arise as to what happened. Was it suicide? Was it homicide? Was it natural […]

Convicted Man Walked Free for 13 Years After Clerical Error

Convicted Man Walked Free for 13 Years After Clerical Error

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When an individual commits a crime, gets arrested and convicted, and sentenced to prison but the court makes a mistake and he/she changes their life around, should they be forced to do time? Let me say it this way. If the individual transformed their life from one of crime to […]

Crystal M. Hayes: North Carolina Peace Action Opposes “Stand Your Ground”

Crystal M. Hayes: North Carolina Peace Action Opposes “Stand Your Ground”

North Carolina Peace Action is non-profit education and advocacy organization that envisions a world where all beings are free from the threat of war and oppression.  We stand together as one human family to resolve conflicts peacefully in all our endeavors and support human rights.  Our mission is the abolition of war and oppression around […]

Kevin P. Dedner: My Brother’s Keeper Ought Not Be About Personal Responsibility

Kevin P. Dedner: My Brother’s Keeper Ought Not Be About Personal Responsibility

By Kevin Dedner, MPH Last week President Obama announced his plans for “My Brothers Keepers”, a federal initiative which taps foundations and businesses to help create opportunities and remove barriers for young men of color. As part of the initiative, Obama also appointed an inter-agency task force to examine the Federal Government’s own policies and […]