On black history and momentum

P-MV. This is the formula for momentum. Momentum(P) = (m)mass x (v)velocity. Black history is our history–not someone else’s. We are responsible for preserving and lifting up our story. It is our story to tell, and it is our individual and collective responsibility to know, own and share it. We have depended on others to […]


Queen Serena and Crown Princess Naomi

Yesterday’s women’s singles final at the U.S. Tennis Open was epic on many levels. The game was a brilliant display of mastery–technical, physical and psychological by Osaka with momentary flashes of the same by Serena. Fans also witnessed another monumental moment in tennis in yesterday’s championship match. With all eyes on her, Serena stunned spectators […]


Slavery and Capitalism: A Story of Co-dependence

Without the labor of blacks in America, the cultural and economic history of this nation would be vastly different. Edward E. Baptist, professor of history at Cornell University, relates in sharp relief the history, context and continuing impact of slavery and its powerful impact on U.S. economic, social and political life in his book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.