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Meet: Jackie Ormes, The First African American Cartoonist…

November 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I was on Facebook earlier this morning and saw this post regarding African American female cartoonists. The site is entitled, The Ormes Society that was featured on the social networking site. The society is named after Jackie Ormes, the first African American Woman Cartoonist. I immediately went online to research her profile... [Read more...]

Black Man, Father of Cell Phone?

October 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, Misc., News, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( To this point, the economic growth leader of the 21st century is the wireless communications industry. Millions of people regularly use cellular phones. With today’s cell phone, you can talk to anyone on the planet. Inside your cell phone are: a compact speaker, microphone, keyboard, display screen, and a powerful circuit board... [Read more...]

Marian Wright Edelman; Black Scholar Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Legacy…

June 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( “It started here in a log cabin and a cotton patch. If it hadn’t been for Benjamin Mays, there probably wouldn’t have been a Martin Luther King.” So said Ambassador Andrew Young as he spoke at the dedication of the Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site in Greenwood, South Carolina on April 26. Dr. Benjamin... [Read more...]

Chris Ballard; When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Died…

June 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( It was April 4th, 1968 and a coward’s shot rang from the distance. The target: a brave man. It was a mild 90-degree’s on that day. If one searched, no breeze could be found from the east or the west nor the north or the south in Memphis, Tenn. That morning Dr. King awoke feeling at ease with himself and the message he proclaimed... [Read more...]

kYmberly Keeton; Message to the Revolution: Gil Scott-Heron, The Poet…

May 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I will never forget when I heard the political poem, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, performed at The Arlington Museum of Art, in Arlington, Texas. I was so enamored, attentive, and wanted to know if the poet on the stage was the author of the powerful words. I later found out who wrote the famous lyrics. The originator... [Read more...]

Sorry Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson; Make Noise If You Want To…

May 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Time and circumstances has a way of changing your opinion about people. There was a time not too long ago when black people in my generation shook their heads at people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. They always seem to be raising hell for petty issues and playing the race card when we were trying to move past that. The... [Read more...]

In Honor of Civil Rights Leader Malcolm X…

May 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( May 19th “Today” is the birth date of El Haaj Malik El-Shabazz, known to us as Malcolm X. Who was Malcolm X? Malcolm X was a number of things to a number of people. To white racists, he was the physical manifestation of the chickens coming home to roost—the sins of the father being visited upon the sons. He was... [Read more...]

President Barack Obama, Congressional Black Caucus on solid ground?

May 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( If President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus defined their relationship on Facebook, there’s little doubt what the status would be: It’s complicated. This week, Obama will meet privately with the caucus at the White House in the latest attempt to define a sometimes strained relationship between  Congress’s... [Read more...]

Crystal Wright; President Barack Obama’s Terror Victory Missing Something

May 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Let’s not get confused, President Obama ended the hunt for Osama bin Laden but it was President George W. Bush who started it. And without Bush, Obama wouldn’t have been able to take credit for killing bin Laden. Bush sowed the seeds for this 10 years ago when he declared the War on Terror. After al Qaeda terrorists, under... [Read more...]

Taking Credit vs. Taking Action “President Obama/Donald Trump/George Bush/Osama Bin Laden”

May 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( After releasing the long form of his birth certificate President Obama said, “We’ve got some enormous challenges out there… We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.” One of those “carnival barkers” Donald Trump held a press conference to call attention... [Read more...]

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