*Tragedy struck a Chicago family hard on Independence Day after their 7-year-old son, Amari Brown, was shot and killed while playing in a front yard in Humboldt Park in Chicago on Saturday night, according to a report by ABC7.
Eight people out of 44 were shot fatally. At least 30 of them within a one hour time span. Continue reading →
*Your heart will break as you watch the man in this video who not only speaks on the subject of being experimented on as a child, but shows the horrible proof that he lives with to this day.
We know that African Americans in America have endured unspeakable injustices; and those of us who know of slavery only through what we have read and heard are angered and enraged and scream about reparations.
But I find it interesting that someone like the gentleman in this video, who has actually gone through those horrible indignities; which I find unfathomable, says he is not even angry or bitter. Continue reading →
It is stories such as this that I hope will inspire all who are suffering at this junction in their life’s’ journey. I hope it will make us realize that down doesn’t necessarily mean out; That even in the worst of times, tomorrow can change the course of your life, without warning. I hope it really let’s you know that Hope is not just a word that is reserved for everyone but you.
Wellington Mackey is a good example of this. After being evicted from his apartment in the Bronx, New York, in January 2003, his life was the closest thing to a living hell.
*Former Black Panther, professorBobby Seale, is riding along the streets of Oakland, California, at the wheel of a green convertible.
His passenger and road dawg for the trip is R&B singer, D’Angelo.
Seale, who co-founded the Panthers along with Huey P. Newton in October of 1966, is reminiscing about his time with The Black Panthers in Oakland; and starts talking about a speech once given there by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who spoke of boycotting the Wonder Bread company. Continue reading →
*Well, it looks like the Confederate flag is about to be removed from the South Carolina state capitol; and companies such as Walmart, Amazon, Etsy and eBay announced that they are no longer selling Confederate flag merchandise in a move motivated by the killing of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, after a racist gunman was seen in photos with the flag.
So why did Chuck Netzhammer from Louisiana still need an explanation as to why Walmart refused his request for a Confederate flag cake at one of its bakeries?
Maybe its because they turned right around and approved one for a design with the ISIS flag on it. Continue reading →
*Hey, we’d all like to think we are superhuman. That we have the best multitasking skills, and when we put our mind to something, there is nothing that will get in our way!
At least that’s what we told the person who interviewed us for the job, right?
But the truth of the matter is many of us, most of us, can get distracted from the task at hand. No matter how focused we are. And you’d be surprised at how much time those seemingly “little, itty, bitty, interruptions” actually take once you add them all up.
Well, help has come in the form of showing us exactly what we can do to change that. You’ve heard the saying, “There’s an app for that.”