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Amiri Baraka dies at age 79

Amiri Baraka dies at age 79

Jan. 14 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   In 1964, Amiri Baraka (then going by his given name LeRoi Jones) stood the American Theatre on its ear with the wildly controversial, Obie Award-winning drama Dutchman. He never equaled that success again,...

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Dec. 11 | Nelson Mandela, the icon who led the emancipation of South Africa from White minority rule and became South Africa’s first Black president, was both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an emblem of dignity and abstention. Imagine being...

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Nov. 23 |   Movie Review By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   It is sad to see how complacent we Black people have grown since the 1960s. The bourgeoisie blithely transitioned from a populace who once vowed “We Will Overcome” to a generation...

Don’t let the radicals say anything

Don’t let the radicals say anything

Sep. 4 |               If there is a theme to the 50th year commemorative marches held in Washington DC and in cities all over the country last weekend, it had to be “don’t let the ‘real’” activists speak. I think...

Blacks need to realize the dream of unity

Blacks need to realize the dream of unity

Aug. 22 |         By Jessica Wright Contributing Writer   Martin Luther King Jr., the Black Panther party, Emmett Till, Malcolm X, our very own Tycel Nelson and now Trayvon Martin. All of these African American men, along with women,...

March on Washington – 50 years later

March on Washington – 50 years later

Aug. 22 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. set the stage for the environmental justice movement   I  was not alive August 28, 1963. The March on Washington was held 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and eight years to the date of the lynching...

Sistah Owned Hauls: tresses and bling

Sistah Owned Hauls: tresses and bling

Aug. 21 |     Being on a natural hair journey has allowed many women to take an amazing path on their self-exploration process. We learn to uncover our inner creativity. It shows up in our desire and eagerness to be authentic.   The use of being...

Three jazz artists producing quality material

Three jazz artists producing quality material

May. 29 |       What does it mean to work with a high level of musicality? Three cutting-edge musicians with new albums out — veteran artists Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, and rising star Gerald Clayton —certainly know the answer to...

The struggle continues — Obama is not proof of a post-racial society

The struggle continues — Obama is not proof of a post-racial society

Feb. 6 |     When one compares the 1968 Kerner Commission Report, which chronicled the problems that Black folks were experiencing in just about every walk of life at the time, and the misery index for Black folks today, one finds that the lot of...

Does Black love exist?

Does Black love exist?

Feb. 6 | Welcome to Black History Month 2013. This is a month to enjoy and celebrate the legacy of our ancestors and encourage the development of future leaders. This is a time of not only celebration, but also a time to embrace the greatness of being Black....