http://www.pbs.org/show/black-church/ #BlackHistory If you think you know all there is to know about the “Black church,”—think again. I know it has opened my eyes to an understanding… Read more “The black church: it’s complicated”
Blacks very lucrative, which is why hundreds of White men were hired by these states as police officers. Their primary responsibility was to search out and arrest Blacks who were in violation of Black Codes [Virginia also had Black Codes that made certain conduct criminal only for Black people.].
Their knee has been on our necks for over 400 years and we are still here and breathing.
What happened in that school in Broward County, Florida is horrific. My question was and has been since the mass school shooting epidemic erupted is why not… Read more “Schools and Guns”
What will the victims of Hurricane Harvey have to look forward to after the storm? Will they have health care? Will they have rental assistance? Will they… Read more “After the Storm in Trump’s America”
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.
A few weeks ago Washington, D.C.’s African-American community was suffering the collective pain of at an alarming, seemingly unprecedented increase in the number of young black girls reported… Read more “Disappearing”
Anyone who says they do not see color is not telling the truth. It is the first thing we all see. There is no colorless society in… Read more “Color: You Cannot Not See It”
Just finished “binge watching” the second season of “Orange is the New Black.” It is a finely crafted tapestry of social commentary, policy analysis, realism, questioning of… Read more “Orange is the New Black, Brown and Green”