Thursday, February 22, 2024

Kwanzaa 2021: Celebration or lamentation?

December 31, 2021 by  
Filed under Business, Education, Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( For 50 years, Black people in the United States have celebrated the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Established by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions. Kwanzaa brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the... [Read more...]

Impressions of schooling.

December 31, 2021 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( My mother is a fierce warrior for education. She is not a teacher or principal. She has never worked in the State House or an authorizer’s office. She has never sold curriculum or owned a tutoring company. What she has done is been a parent. Many parents feel like they need to choose between a school that affirms their child’s... [Read more...]

Secrets to Quality Night Sleep.

December 31, 2021 by  
Filed under Business, Health, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Insomnia is a health condition associated with challenges initiating sleep, not sleeping for recommended duration or poor quality of sleep. According to the Sleep Foundation, 35.2% of adults in the United States reported that on average, their sleeping duration per night is below seven hours. As a result, 50% of Americans reported... [Read more...]

A 2021 Year-In-Review.

December 31, 2021 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Like 2020, the year 2021 was a polarizing year. Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the greater availability of vaccines for many Americans has led to a “reopening” in many areas of life that were closed for large portions of 2020. The ability to participate and be spectators in sports has increased due to vaccination... [Read more...]

The Infant Mortality Rate and The Black Community.

December 31, 2021 by  
Filed under Education, Health, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Infant mortality, as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “is the death of an infant before his or her first birthday.” It is measured by the infant mortality rate (IMR), the number of deaths of infants under the age of one in every 1000 live births, compared with mortality rates of children in other... [Read more...]

Tech Giant Amazon Supports Democracy Dying in Darkness.

Tweet ( There’s something remarkably phony on the front page of every Washington Post proclaiming their motto, “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” A new investigative report from Reuters found that the Post’s owners at Amazon are partners in a propaganda project with Communist China. Reuters began by revealing that... [Read more...]

Local Politics & Political Power: White Supremacist Groups Are Executing It With Little Resistance From Black America.

December 28, 2021 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Black America needs a new political strategy for teaching the simplest of political strategies. Now, I do not want you to think that the above quip is a slight for the droves of Black political leaders who have failed to guide our people down the path to liberation since President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights... [Read more...]

Conservatives Obsession with Critical Race Theory & Abraham Lincoln’s Warning About the Fall of America.

December 27, 2021 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (  There is no room to reasonably argue against the assertion that many of our countrymen have gone utterly insane regarding racial matters. At the present moment, it is impossible to engage local, state, or national news outlets and not encounter some half-witted conspiratorial scheme regarding the latest boogeyman whose supposed... [Read more...]

The Value of Kwanzaa.

December 27, 2021 by  
Filed under Christian Talk, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( From December 26th to January 1, millions of people around the world participate and experience Kwanzaa, a celebration based upon African and indigenous people’s values and traditions. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga at a time when Diasporan Africans were reasserting our self-identity and self-determination... [Read more...]

LAPD Hasn’t Learned Much about Deadly Force Use.

December 27, 2021 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( There have been countless reports, recommendations, rule changes, investigations, civilian checks and balances on the LAPD, and Black Live Matters protests. It’s as if none of these things ever happened or meant little to nothing. The LAPD’s wanton, reckless, and outrageous slaying of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta... [Read more...]

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