In December 2019, Chinese health officials informed WHO (the World Health Organization) about a number of patients who had an unusual type of pneumonia, and considered deadly. This information was quickly dismissed and declared a "hoax" and fake news. As time went on, conditions worsened, more people became ill while some died. Still, nothing was … Continue reading The Year Of 2020: What’s our Vision By Robin Carter
I Didn’t Lynch Me! By Mae Catherine Godhigh
African-Americans are not exempt from suicide. According to the Journal of Black Psychology, on an average day in the United States, 1 African-American dies by suicide (not lynching) every 4.5 hours. Lynching is a premeditated murder committed by a person or group of people by extrajudicial action. The purpose of public lynching served to enforce … Continue reading I Didn’t Lynch Me! By Mae Catherine Godhigh
Good Riddance to Aunt Jemima and Hello to Michele Foods By Cassiette West-Williams
What was once a breakfast fixture in some households may be replaced with a current Black woman's syrup product. Michele Hoskins has been producing her great-great-great grandmother's syrup for 35 years, but now that the Quaker Oats Company has retired its negative image of a woman of color, a newer producer is trying to attract … Continue reading Good Riddance to Aunt Jemima and Hello to Michele Foods By Cassiette West-Williams
Never In My Lifetime By Martha Ross
Martha Ross I think we can safely say that most of us have never had to balance life as we have had to this 2020. Our lives have been turned up-side-down with a virus that has infected and killed many. It has upset the very core of life as we know it, and it’s not … Continue reading Never In My Lifetime By Martha Ross
The Hypocrisy Of Playing Sports During Covid-19 By Mark Hollis
As the month of July rolls by, there is heightened anticipation that sports teams will begin competing this summer. The three major sports associations: The National Basketball Association, National Football League, and Major League Baseball are each preparing to play this month. By doing so, the teams face a protocol dilemma of how to practice … Continue reading The Hypocrisy Of Playing Sports During Covid-19 By Mark Hollis
Freedom Of Thought By DECB, Sr.
Yea now I am among the ones My teachers tried to have me read Those who make words float So eloquent with ease While deep inside a place a time They took – Oh well do hear Why I take time as they did To grab the mind and steer It far from where present … Continue reading Freedom Of Thought By DECB, Sr.
Did You Grow Tall, Or Up? By Cleo Dailey III (ModernDay Lazurus)
“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things...” 1 Cor. 13:11 I was recently confronted with a pleasant experience with someone that I grew up with. In our early years, we were … Continue reading Did You Grow Tall, Or Up? By Cleo Dailey III (ModernDay Lazurus)