I love Black History Month. I just believe we can do it better. At the beginning of February last year I had a long talk with the young people at my youth program Alive & Free to find out what they knew about Black History.
If what you stated was true, then we would not have to constantly remind the United States of America that we are a part of this great quilt of unity and freedom
Flint's urban renewal program turned Black homeowners into public housing tenants, and no long-term assistance was at hand to recompense their loss of wealth. Rather, they were met with a hardening of the city's color line. Like cigarettes, American state policies are hazardous to Black health. When used as directed, they cause harm.
Let's look at how Hollywood and capitalism use a film about communism to foster anti-communism at a time when people are once again seeing through and challenging the system itself.
In honor of Black History Month starting today, I'm excited to kick off an interview series with several lovely black women. My hope is that this seri...
Recovery. That's my battle cry. That's my great-grandmother realigned in me, warring against sins -- the untold story, the ancestor lost to time -- that break my heart.
Stacey Dash confuses me. For that matter, so does Ben Carson. They are both voices for the conservative political caucus, Dash on Fox and Carson as a presidential candidate. What I cannot grasp is their staunch advocacy on behalf of extreme conservatives given the history of that movement.
The 4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center of Black Research in Harlem had an overwhelming amount of attendees and comic books enthusiasts come out to support black comic book publishers, writers and illustrators.
Entrepreneur and rap mogul Dame Dash, had a video interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins and shared his thoughts on his republican cousin.
My dream has always been to work with talented people in films that made a difference, and it came true.
This Holiday season marks the anniversary of two significant events in Caribbean and African Diaspora history; the revolt of Sam Sharpe in Jamaica w...
The collection on display represented all manner of iconic holiday images -- most with an African-American theme with American patriotic accents -- punctuating spaces around the room. President Obama was even represented on a glass tree ornament on a small tree.
Hamilton does what no other show has ever had the gall to do, re-tell history with a Black and Brown narrative through hip-hop. In an industry that often casts African Kings and Queens in Egypt with white actors, there were many who thought the reverse was unfathomable.
Urban teachers rarely hear a negative word by a student about their mother. These fathers echoed students' devotion to their mothers which serves as the "protected territory of the hearts, demilitarized zone in lives of conflict."
You don't know me, and perhaps you never will, but I want to say Thank You. Thank You for giving my daughter and the daughters of this world something to look forward too.
The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.