I came from a time when there was a woman named “Big Mama” and not the clown character in the Martin Lawrence movie. She was the matriarch of the black family. A woman of wisdom, strength, and courage; moreover, a proud woman who understood her role which was to guide, direct, and give love. Her role also included leadership used to teach young…Continue
Stokely Carmichael, later known as Kwame Ture, was a Trinidadian born black activist, civil rights leader, and the fourth Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and a notable activist during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He was preceded as Chairman of SNCC by John Lewis and followed H. Rap…Continue
We hear a lot of talk about Liberty, Democracy, and Freedom, but it is usually only when it suits America’s interests. On 17 January, 1961, Patrice Lumumba, the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was assassinated in what most would believe for the pursuit of those ideals. This heinous…Continue
Every month, it seems, there is news of another black man gunned down simply because he was black. These actions are eerily similar to the lynching’s that took place in the early half of the 20th century for pretty much the same reason as the murder by white vigilantes in our society today.
The reason could be as simple as the…Continue