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If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

By BRANDO SIMEO STARKEY from The Undefeated A few years ago, I read slave narratives to explore the lives of black agricultural workers after the end of the Civil War. The narratives came from the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration, a program that employed researchers from 1936 to 1938 to interview former enslaved [...]

White Privilege gives Gay Marriage the whiteness it needs to become a social norm: Can Blackness become a social norm using the Gay strategy?

White Privilege gives Gay Marriage the whiteness it needs to become a social norm: Can Blackness become a social norm using the Gay strategy?

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader from Spokane, Wash., who resigned after it came to light that she was falsely presenting herself as black has repeatedly said she identifies comfortably as black. There is an ongoing uproar behind Dolezal’s admission of identity-fondness of the black body, but also an oversight of Bruce Jenner as Katlyn [...]

Trump presidency brings another period of Reconstruction for Black America

Trump presidency brings another period of Reconstruction for Black America

At one time in history, black boys and girls wore suit and ties, dresses and big hats to school. They wouldn’t leave the house without being presentable, respectful and proud of who they were. Once again, we (Black Americans) have been offered an opportunity to use this period of Reconstruction to build, own and grow our brand that has been [...]

Letter: The black community isn’t doing enough

Letter: The black community isn’t doing enough

by Michael Graves, Originally posted on the Times-News 6.18.16 (photo: Times-News - Fair Use) I watched at a recent Burlington Housing Authority event where volunteers were being recognized for their work and The Holy Comforter Church had adopted Newlin Elementary School. Newlin is around 95 percent low income and minority and the Holy [...]

Black Americans should be concerned about money that never made it to Haiti for earthquake recovery

Black Americans should be concerned about money that never made it to Haiti for earthquake recovery

Like the nose on your face, someone needs to be indicted for the mishandling of millions meant to bring Haiti into real-time. Of course, white bankers in the United States didn’t spend one-day in jail for the 2008 crash and trillions lost; but heck it sure must be good to be on top of the food chain. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News [...]