By Roger Caldwell As the summer heats up in America, the reality of racism must be discussed and acknowledged as a problem in the country. With the death and killing of Black men and women, race can no longer be ignored as a problem that has been fixed or disappeared during the Obama presidency. Racism is systemic and fundamental to the history of the United States, and the treatment of Blacks and people of color has not fundamentally changed in 2015. White supremacy makes the rules, and everyone is expected to follow.
by James DeShay I never know how to leave well enough alone. I asked a question and a number of you gave me an answer. Now I have to give my two cents. With that said let me give you some needed information. I love me some me; who I am I? I am a proud Black Man; born and raised in the United States of America.
by Urban Community Research There is an old saying that many people have heard from their parents, grandparents or other elders in the Black community for many generations …"PULL YOURSELF UP BY YOUR BOOT·STRAPS". This phrase was usually spoken when providing constructive criticism or strong words of advice (also referred to as tough love), to someone who had fallen on hard times, going through difficult circumstances of some kind, either physically, emotionally or financially.
by James DeShay As horrific as that chant might sound, it is the heart felt belief of a large segment of White Americans. Just because it is 2015 and we have elected an African American twice, does not change the attitude of those in White America that hate African Americans. It is the same individual who doesn't feel an empathy for the families and friends that lost a family member to police violence.
by Eddie Cole It is with heartfelt empathy that I write this. Over the years, we as a community have always stood together in tragedy and various hard times. Due to the recent turn of events, I am saddened to hear of the passing of the Winifred Mount, First Lady of the Historic Town of Eatonville, Florida, America's first black Incorporated town.