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
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
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
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
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
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.
“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)