An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
Award winning Poet, Activist and Transformational leader Sonya Renee believes in the life shifting power of art. Sonya is a National and International poetry slam champion who has shared her work and on stages across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands in prisons, treatment facilities, homeless shelters, universities, [...]
Question Bridge: Black Males is a project that critically explores challenging issues within the Black male community by instigating a transmedia conversation among black men across the geographic, economic, generational, educational and social strata of American society. Question Bridge provides a safe setting for necessary, honest expression and healing dialogue [...]
Source: the Grio
A review of the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances data reveals a troubling disparity: the top black 1 percent of households by income did not include a woman as head of the household . The same is true for for Hispanics. This doesn’t mean female-headed households do not [...]
I found a great conversation about the black family, relationships, and single parenting while surfing the net yesterday. Whether it be tensions that stem from economic duress, or the evolution of traditional gender roles and the way that men and women relate to each other in our community, male, female, relations have dramatically changed [...]
BY: Rochelle Riley
It happens frequently.
Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senator; Cindy Pasky, founder, president and CEO of Strategic Staffing solutions; Carol Goss, president and CEO of Skillman Foundation lead the way!
Business leaders meet to discuss the future of Detroit and Michigan.
A national magazine convenes a roundtable of regional leaders to talk about the future.
Politicians choose their cabinets [...]
Once You Learn How to Read, You Will Be Forever Free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Melissa V. Harris-Perry is professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and [...]
Salamishah Tillet is an Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization in 2007 and A.M. in English from Harvard University and her M.A.T. from Brown University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania where she received [...]
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) — Kenyan Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the Nobel Peace Prize, died Monday after a battle with cancer. She was 71.
Maathai, an environmentalist, had long campaigned for human rights and the empowerment of Africa’s most impoverished people.
More than 30 years ago she founded the Green Belt Movement, a [...]
Source: LA Times
UC Berkeley student leaders are condemning a campus Republican group’s satirical “diversity bake sale” offering pastry prices based on race and gender.
Student senators at the University of California campus said in a 19-0 vote on Sunday that the bake sale is discriminatory.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Berkeley College Republicans still [...]
Akiba Solomon writes Colorlines’ Gender Matters blog and is an NABJ-Award winning writer, freelance journalist, editor and essayist from West Philadelphia. A graduate of Howard University, the Brooklyn resident co-edited Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts (Perigee, 2005), an anthology of original essays and oral memoirs about [...]