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Black Leaders

The Curious Case of Lil Boosie

Ferrari Sheppard | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Ferrari Sheppard

I tell young black men to sag their pants down to their ankles if they like, and to be as loud as they want. I tell them, remain who you are because no matter how much you assimilate, you will not be viewed as a human being by those wishing to view you otherwise.

Don Lemon's Latest Controversial Statement

Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

Who are America’s black leaders? Not the activists, or entrepreneurs, community mobilizers or preachers. According to Don Lemon, the new black leade...

Which Leaders Speak For Black America?

thegrio.com | Posted 03.29.2013 | Black Voices

There is one optimistic and one despairing way to spin the Zogby analytics poll commissioned by BET founder and mega-businessman Robert L. Johnson on ...

Jesse Jackson, Black Leaders Are Right About Ending the War on Drugs

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

It's time for all of us to wake up and attack the problem of mass incarceration and the drug war. If there were ever a set of realities that are reflective of the persistent racial divides that continue to plague America, this one would be it.

Malcolm X Book Rattles His Daughters: The Truth Sometimes Hurts

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Malcolm X remains my greatest hero, no matter what historians have to say. But by believing that our heroes are perfect, we only end up disappointing ourselves later on down the road.

Remembering Ten Black Christian Leaders

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clarence B. Jones

As our nation commemorates "Black History Month" it is fitting that we pay tribute to contributions of "elders" to our own nation's struggle for participatory democracy

Black Leadership's Blackhole

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Yes we have a black president, but that doesn't mean we have reached a milestone in black leadership. I'm tired of hearing that President Obama hasn't done enough.

Jackson: Black Leaders Want To Engage More With Obama

CNN Political Ticker | Mark Isaacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A longtime civil rights leader called Sunday for the nation's first African-American president to be more engaged with the black community and for gr...

Can the NAACP Survive President Obama?

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

The election of Obama as president is something of a "careful what you wish for" situation for one of America's oldest civil rights organizations.

Blacks At Odds Over Scrutiny Of Obama

Washington Post | Krissah Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jeff Johnson knows how to make his audiences squirm. The young, black radio and TV political commentator waits for the discussion to turn to the topic...

Chris Brown And Now BeBe Winans! Black America Where Is the Outrage?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

How come the majority of people vocal about violence against Rihanna have been white women? How come black women as have not come together as a collective to say enough is enough?

Forget Apologizing to Obama, Jackson Should Apologize to Blacks for His N Word Hypocrisy

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Jackson should immediately apologize to blacks for not only trashing them, but also apologize for his hypocrisy. But that's not all.

Time for New Black Leaders

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

I acknowledge what the Civil Righters have done, but younger African Americans are saying now, the jig is up and it is time for you to go, especially if you have not created hope for our communities.

Black Leaders Feeling Eclipsed In Obama Era

Newsweek | Allison Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jesse Jackson can still get a crowd going--when he can find one. He appeared at a Los Angeles restaurant this fall, primed to discuss school dropout r...