Nelson Mandela: Definition of Humanity, Courage and Freedom

  A Calm. An Uproar. A Sadness. An Understanding. Nelson Mandela.  We Thank You. The measures of a man are seen with actions. The impact his words, ideologies, and philosophies, leave upon others, inspire. The way a listening ear reacts. The way eyes take in and absorb his aura, his walk, his being. It’s that Read More …

12.4.69 – Remember Fred Hampton

*Art Work: Fred Hampton by Christopher May*   Today marks the 44th anniversary of the death of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. On December 4th, 1969, Chicago police raided Fred Hampton’s apartment and shot and killed him in his bed. He was just twenty-one years old. Black Panther leader Mark Clark was also killed in Read More …

‘BLACK FOLK DON’T’ WEB SERIES PREMIERE

The third season of “Black Folk Don’t,” the satirical documentary web series challenging common stereotypes of African-Americans, premiered on Monday, December 2. Alternately provocative, irreverent, comical and profound, the series heads to California for its third season, with engaging interviews of celebrities like John Norwood Fisher of the punk band Fishbone, director Ava DuVernay, actress Read More …

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier – The Activist

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier was committed to his call as a minister and a pastor; however, he recognized early in his life a need for being actively involved in the civic life of Chicago, and particularly in the community in which his church resided, Woodlawn. He began his community work with the Industrial Areas Foundation Read More …

Reflections on 50 Years of Struggle

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. **This is the partial prepared text of Jesse Jackson’s remarks at the March on Washington commemoration. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, August 24, 2013. What a blessing it was to have been here 50 years ago as one of the host of witnesses, excited and fresh from jail in Greensboro, Read More …

“I HAVE A DREAM” : How far have we come?

The March on Washington where  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his keynote address  was August 28, 1963.  This historic march is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his signature speech,  “I Have a Dream.”   He spoke directly to  250,000 people that day, with President John F. Kennedy listening attentively in the White House Read More …

Juror B29 – It’s Too Late To Apologize!

ABC’s Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts interviewed Juror B29. She allowed her face to be shown and used her first name, Maddy. Unlike Juror B37 (the first juror to publicly speak out after the verdict) who interviewed with CNN’s Anderson Cooper with her face obscured.     Maddy was the only minority juror on the Read More …

Marches, rallies follow Zimmerman acquittal – U.S. News

[dropcap] NO EXCUSES! [/dropcap] There should not have been a Martin/Zimmerman trial because Trayvon Martin should still be alive! Absolutely unbelievable. But then again, believable. The system has failed us all once again with the ‘Not Guilty’ verdict of George Zimmerman delivered Saturday night.  How it is possible for a jury to hold no one accountable Read More …

Marian Shields Robinson – The “First Granny”

                      [dropcap]For four years[/dropcap], Marian Shields Robinson lived in the White House with her daughter Michelle, son-in-law President Barack Obama and granddaughters Malia and Sasha. Initially resisting moving to Washington, DC, in 2009, it was suggested by the family that the Chicago native try it Read More …

If Assata Shakur is a terrorist then we may all be terrorists

Frank Chapman blasted the FBI for placing Asata Shakur on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list. Chapman is Field Organizer and Education Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Shakur is a former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army member. She was placed on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list on May Read More …