THE DAY OF RECKONING: WILL BLACK PEOPLE EVER GET TO A PLACE PEACE AND PROSPERITY

“Eventually one day.” a rough history Throughout history, the Black population has been a group that has taken a hard punch. But will there ever come a time where it … Continue reading THE DAY OF RECKONING: WILL BLACK PEOPLE EVER GET TO A PLACE PEACE AND PROSPERITY

THE PARIAH PEOPLE: WHY WERE BLACK PEOPLE CHOSEN TO BE THIS PARIAH IN HISTORY

“Chosen, yet why?” the history The African American population has inhabited the United States since the original Africans were brought to America in the early 1600’s. And since then there … Continue reading THE PARIAH PEOPLE: WHY WERE BLACK PEOPLE CHOSEN TO BE THIS PARIAH IN HISTORY

PAPER BAG TEST: IS THE TEST STILL RELEVANT TODAY

“Who should receive the better treatment?” the test The paper bag test is a test that was given to Black people in the past to figure out how much privilege … Continue reading PAPER BAG TEST: IS THE TEST STILL RELEVANT TODAY

RACIAL DISCOMFORT: WHY ARE BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE SO OFFSET IN EACH OTHER’S COMMUNITIES

“Still discomfort after so much time.” not your community I live in Harlem, NYC, and I can tell you first hand there is a discomfort and a heightened awareness when … Continue reading RACIAL DISCOMFORT: WHY ARE BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE SO OFFSET IN EACH OTHER’S COMMUNITIES

UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK: WHAT DOES THE WORD TRULY MEAN

“Say it loud, I’m Black and I’m proud.” me being me The historical landscape of Black people in america has taken on so many faces over time. But there was … Continue reading UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK: WHAT DOES THE WORD TRULY MEAN

TURNING THE TIDES: WHY BLACK AMERICA HAVE NEVER TURNED AGAINST THE US LIKE RADICALS FROM OVERSEAS

“Not as angry as some may think.” we have never In the time since Black people have been in America, those who know best have had understand and were able … Continue reading TURNING THE TIDES: WHY BLACK AMERICA HAVE NEVER TURNED AGAINST THE US LIKE RADICALS FROM OVERSEAS

FORCED OUT: WHAT IS COMING OF MOSTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE OF GENTRIFICATION

“We’re moving out, they’re moving in.” a harsh reality For me growing up in a predominantly Black neighborhood, I have seen over the recent years a lot of major changes. … Continue reading FORCED OUT: WHAT IS COMING OF MOSTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE OF GENTRIFICATION

BLACK DOLLARS LOST: WHY THE BLACK COMMUNITY MAY BE FINANCIALLY POOR

“A few trillion, yet broke.” the community The African American community has is a financial base that constitutes roughly $2.5 trillion dollars of the American economy. But when you look … Continue reading BLACK DOLLARS LOST: WHY THE BLACK COMMUNITY MAY BE FINANCIALLY POOR

THE BLACK VOTE: WHY ARE WE AS BLACK PEOPLE NOT REPUBLICAN

“Being BLACK voting RED.” voting red For a very long time, the African American population chose to vote red in this country. And as time progressed the flip to the … Continue reading THE BLACK VOTE: WHY ARE WE AS BLACK PEOPLE NOT REPUBLICAN

WAKANDA FOREVER: WHAT DOES POSITIVE IMAGES IN MAINSTREAM DO FOR BLACK PEOPLE

“Positive vibes.” black panther Back in the month of February, the movie Black Panther debuted in theaters. And the response since then has been a major cultural push. Not only … Continue reading WAKANDA FOREVER: WHAT DOES POSITIVE IMAGES IN MAINSTREAM DO FOR BLACK PEOPLE

IN DEFENSE OF OUR OWN: WHY DO BLACK PEOPLE JUMP TO DEFEND OTHERS OF COLOR

“Why we do it.” on the defensive Coolest Monkey in the Jungle was the phrase on the hoodie of a young Black child in an H&M ad this year. African … Continue reading IN DEFENSE OF OUR OWN: WHY DO BLACK PEOPLE JUMP TO DEFEND OTHERS OF COLOR

ETHNIC RESPONSIBILITY: ARE YOU OBLIGATED TO YOUR ETHNIC GROUP IF YOU ARE SMART ENOUGH TO HELP

“Is segregation better than diversity?” Growing up in the United States, you don’t realize as a child how segregated the country is until you become an adult. Then you start … Continue reading ETHNIC RESPONSIBILITY: ARE YOU OBLIGATED TO YOUR ETHNIC GROUP IF YOU ARE SMART ENOUGH TO HELP