Presidential Proclamation — National African American History Month, 2015

NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2015 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION For generations, the story of American progress has been shaped by the inextinguishable beliefs that change is always possible and a brighter future lies ahead. With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors — some of whom were Read More …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2015

It is always interesting to look at Dr. King’s life and work every year as we celebrate his birth, because the interpretations and recollections change.  As the nation celebrates his greatness and impact he clearly is a revered American hero.   So many people step up to claim that they marched with King as a badge Read More …

Ferguson Is A Tale Of Black Men In America

I watched the news programs on Sunday as they discussed the Ferguson, Missouri protests and the case of Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. It is almost insulting that the commentators leading the conversation are so ignorant about the history of killing Black men in the United States. In bewilderment and amazement, they ask questions Read More …

The outreach African Americans are noticing

By Gianno Caldwell Over the past couple of years I have noticed a true shift in national and local politics. Republicans were historically the party of the African American community in the South from Lincoln until the Civil Rights era. That changed under the Johnson administration largely due to the signing of the Civil Rights Read More …

Ruby Dee: Legends Live Forever … “The Somebodiness of Me”

  Her work, her spirit and her authentic love for the arts and humanity, sparked an interest in Ruby Dee that became infectious. The flash of her smile and the depths of the characters she transformed into acknowledged a woman set forth with purpose and a mission. Her spoken word poetry elicits a sense of Read More …