“African American buying power is at 1.1 Trillion dollars and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to Black-owned businesses. – NAACP. “Over the years, beauty salons and barber shops have come to provide a unique social function. . . Scholars often cite these sites as “sanctuaries […]Read More Can’t lose INDEPENDENCE
At least 84 people were arrested Monday night in Sacramento, California, during a protest that was organized in response to the district attorney’s decision not to pursue charges against the officers who killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man. Three reporters, including a longtime reporter at the Sacramento Bee, and several clergy members, were among […]Read More Still Fighting for Stephon Clark
When Leadership Gets Too OLD The average age of the Congressional Black Caucus is 63. This is a problem when handing down a legacy. The question generally speaking is: Has America and Black America become a gerontocracy? The average age of a congressional representative is 59, with leaders in their 70s and 80s. We […]Read More When Leadership Gets Old: Gerontocracy Must Go!
Black and Proud: to be Black and a San Diegan If it’s is not one complaint after another about how San Diego is too small, it’s too this, it’s too that. So why are immigrants here? One proud San Diegan and up and coming media mogul Denezel Bynum says it best, “Frankly I’m tired […]Read More Proud to be from San Diego
This is Alicia Keys. You know, the singer whose voice sounds like liquid gold being poured into your ears by angels? Last night, she stopped by the VMAs to sing a cappella and read a poem inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. about love and equality. But her performance wasn’t what many people were focused […]Read More Alicia; the FRESH FACE look
In his six years in the Senate, Cory Booker has progressed from a moderate who defended private equity to a leading progressive voice on issues like criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization. As he transitions to a national presidential campaign, which he announced Friday, the candidate has been focusing on some key issues that animate the […]Read More The Cory Effect
Kamala Harris Is Running for President in 2020. Here’s Where She Stands on 8 Important Issues. Democratic Senator Kamala Harris is the latest woman to enter the 2020 presidential race, announcing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that she was joining the already-crowded Democratic primary pool. Harris, 54, was born in Oakland, to immigrant parents; her mother […]Read More KAMALA 2020