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Black Leadership

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 ...

The Politics of Redemption and Black Leadership Revisited

Pascal Robert | Posted 05.27.2013 | Black Voices
Pascal Robert

The politics of redemption is premised on the need for blacks to constantly seek the validation and approval of whites. Besides being terribly humiliating as a construct, the politics of redemption is a bankrupt world view, and an even more repellent political strategy.

A New Approach to Black Inequality

LaVar Young | Posted 04.17.2012 | Black Voices
LaVar Young

At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, it wasn't that we should fight -- that was clear -- it was how we should fight that Martin Luther King, Jr. most effectively communicated. But today the landscape has changed.

Has the Obama Administration Hijacked Black Leadership in America?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

In a recent article, Professor Cornel West "went H.A.M." on Tulane University Professor, Melissa Harris-Perry. I was both impressed and shocked that West had been so strong in his position on Harris-Perry, and I was glad to see that even millionaires aren't afraid to tell the truth.

Al Sharpton, Ben Jealous, Tom Joyner Plan to "Measure the Movement" in Black Leadership

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

With regard to the direction of black America, the debate seems both perpetually engaging and consistently volatile. It is further complicated by the famous black guy in the Oval Office.

Open Letter to Black America

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

Why, politically, did we come out in record numbers for Barack Obama, then instantly return to apathy? Why do we remain suspended in a state of arrested development, believing that a dynamic leader will be our salvation?

No Confusion When It Comes to the "Isms"

Deborah Plummer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Deborah Plummer

In Cleveland, the Call & Post recently depicted Ohio State Senator Turner as Aunt Jemima. There should be no confusion that Aunt Jemima is a derogatory, demeaning label of racism and sexism.

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?