I was riding in my car, blasting Machine Gun Funk, by The Notorious BIG, when it happened. The music was loud, Biggie sounded so good coming from all eight speakers of my car and I was in that zone we’ve all experienced…
We must place the drug problem high on the list of a “wrong approach” to an issue that so many people are aware of what the “right approach” should be. This is an urgent issue because it has destroyed several generations and it is on the path of destroying future ones.
There is a psychological dilemma facing Fort Wayne vlacks that no one seems to want to directly and forthrightly address. The reason for this reluctance is contained in the “perceived risk” of publically looking like you don’t like white people.
“Advertising expenditures geared specifically toward Black audiences reflected only three percent of advertising dollars spent,” the report stated. “Advertisers spent $75 billion on television, radio, internet, and magazine ads in 2012, with only $2.24 billion of that spent with media focused on black audiences.”
Diego Morales’ TEDx Macatawa presentation on growing up in Chicago and leaving behind the ghetto of the mind
By Hakim Hazim and Charles Holmes, Jr.—What is happening to the great, thriving blue collar cities of America is more than tragic. It reveals a systemic pattern of benign neglect that strips away the chance of steady employment from adults and indirectly channels many of our nation’s at-risk youth toward a life of poverty and crime.
HOUSE CALLS by Dr. Deas—Young African Americans are at risk. They are not only dying physically but also mentally. They apparently feel that there is no hope for their future. We have to address this dismal state immediately if we are going to survive as a people.
LET’S DO BETTER by Brenda Robinson College football season has opened and football fans are geeked. Excitement is in the air. There is something magical about Saturday afternoon football. Whether the crowd’s loudest roar comes from the precision stepping of a Big Ten Marching Band or the acrobatic, soulful, stepping of a drum major from […]