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8 Things You Should Know About Minister Louis Farrakhan

8 Things You Should Know About Minister Louis Farrakhan

by Tiara Kj Williams Minister Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr. is one of the most important leaders in the black community. Though he is demonized in the media for his unfiltered messages, he is embraced by the Black community for restoring the Black family and being a fearless voice for the silenced. His contributions range from […]

Rachel Miller-Bradshaw: Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program Has To Focus On Family Values

Rachel Miller-Bradshaw:  Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program Has To Focus On Family Values

By Rachel Miller-Bradshaw “If we help these young men become better husbands and fathers they will not only become better citizens but pass this on to their children,” said President Obama during his speech today about the newly enacted My Brother’s Keeper program. This program will concentrate on young men of color, an extremely disenfranchised […]

Dr. Sinclair Grey III: Gay or Straight, Let’s Focus On The Human Being

Dr. Sinclair Grey III:  Gay or Straight, Let’s Focus On The Human Being

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III For a while now, the sports media has been focusing so much attention on Michael Sam and his admission that he’s gay that it’s difficult not talking about the upcoming football draft without hearing his story. With the possibility of being the ‘first openly gay’ football player, Michael Sam has […]

CHARGED: Man Who Killed Teen For Throwing Eggs

CHARGED: Man Who Killed Teen For Throwing Eggs

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III 48-year-old Willie Noble is being charged with a teen’s death after shooting into a carload of teenagers because he felt that the teens vandalized his vehicle. According to Noble, the shot was not to kill anyone, but to scare the teens off. The vandalism began as teens pranked Nobles’ teenager. […]

Dr. Ron Daniels: 50 Years Since “The Ballot or the Bullet” Speech

Dr. Ron Daniels: 50 Years Since “The Ballot or the Bullet” Speech

by Dr. Ron Daniels February 21st marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Omawale, “our Black Shining Prince,” Malcolm X. This year is also fifty years since Malcolm delivered The Ballot or the Bullet speech. Brother Malcolm made numerous speeches, and it is hard to imagine one that was not inspirational, […]

Respected Journalist Dies At 51

Respected Journalist Dies At 51

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III On Saturday morning, Angelo Henderson died at the age of 51. He was a well-known Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, associate minister in Detroit, Michigan, and talk show host. According to the medical examiner, he died of natural causes. Anyone who dies at the age of 51-years-old because of natural causes […]

Dr. Boyce: Six Questions about Jordan Davis that Keep Me Up at Night

Dr. Boyce:  Six Questions about Jordan Davis that Keep Me Up at Night

by Dr. Boyce Watkins The trial of Michael Dunn was considered to be the second-coming of the George Zimmerman trial.  In both cases, a young black male was shot by an overzealous  man who somehow felt that he could get away with murder.   Also, in both cases, there is more than enough evidence to […]

Malcolm X Died at the Hands of Black People, Now Rappers Want to Murder his Reputation Too

Malcolm X Died at the Hands of Black People, Now Rappers Want to Murder his Reputation Too

by Dr. Boyce Watkins My good friend Etan Thomas sent me a picture of the latest album cover released by the rapper Nicki Minaj.  The cover of the album, called “Lookin Ass N*gga,” made me turn my head to the side, trying to figure out why Minaj would do something so ridiculous.  What I actually […]

Andre 3000′s Father Dies of an Apparent Heart Attack

Andre 3000′s Father Dies of an Apparent Heart Attack

Rapper Andre 3000 has had a very difficult year.  In the midst of his efforts to make a comeback to the music industry, he is finding that tragedy continuously strikes his family.  Andre (whose real name is Andre Benjamin) found out that his father, Lawrence Walker, died of an apparent heart attack.  He was out […]

Samuel L. Jackson Once Held the Morehouse College Board of Trustees Hostage

Samuel L. Jackson Once Held the Morehouse College Board of Trustees Hostage

by Tiara Williams Samuel L. Jackson has had a jaw-dropping journey. His life has been very much like a film, we the audience have watched the main character rise, fall, grow, learn, and adapt to life’s challenges. He has faced many obstacles segregation, drug addiction, and failure. These experiences have given his life texture and […]