An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
Tony Norman began his journalism career at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1988 as a clerk. He was promoted to the Pop Music / Pop Culture beat a year later. In 1996, Norman became a general interest columnist for the PG. In 1999, Norman joined the PG’s editorial board. In 2005-2006, Norman took a year from [...]
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 [...]
Wall Street is at again.
The nation’s financial sector is on a crusade to dominate an irreplaceable African resource that the world increasingly needs: massive tracts of open land available for large scale industrial farming. The pace of land purchases is flying so furiously that it is now commonly referred to [...]
Reniqua Allen is a freelance journalist and a Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. I am a freelance journalist with over ten years experience producing and writing for various outlets on issues of race, class, politics, and popular culture. I am currently a Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at the New [...]
Source: Miami Herald
So the people got sick of it, all those criminals being coddled by all those bleeding heart liberal judges with all their soft-headed concern for rights and rehabilitation. And a wave swept this country in the Reagan years, a wave ridden by pundits and politicians seeking power, a wave [...]
The whole world opened to me when I learned to read~Mary McCleod Bethune
Once you learn how to read, you will be forever free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Scott Martelle, the author of The Fear Within and Blood Passion, is a veteran journalist and former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Detroit News, whose work has [...]
Like millions of others, I have been following the fight to bring George Zimmerman to justice for racially profiling, stalking and fatally shooting 17-year-old unarmed featherweight Trayvon Martin in late February.
During what has become a thrice-daily ritual, I have watched an unbruised and easily breathing Zimmerman remain upright immediately after he [...]
Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette
While boarding a flight early Thursday morning, the Rev. Al Sharpton learned of the death of his 87-year-old mother. “My mother, Ada Sharpton passed in the early hours of this morning,” Rev. Al tweeted. “She was my all. I hope God will giver her now, PEACE. I love you, Mom.”
Rev. Al followed [...]
Once You Learn How To Read, You Will Be Forever Free~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Diane Brady grew up in Scotland and Canada before moving to Nairobi to begin her career as a journalist. She now writes for Bloomberg Businessweek in New York City, where she lives with her husband and three children. This is her first book.
Source: Forbes Magazine
Africa’s 40 richest people have yet to make a mark in global philanthropy, but some of them are making notable efforts in their home countries.
While conducting intensive research for Forbes’ inaugural list of Africa’s 40 Richest, we also probed the philanthropic donations of the continent’s wealthiest people.
While Africans in general [...]