In this time of renewed civil rights protests sparked by the death of black citizens such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and a hosts of others, it seems appropriate to note that the history of Africans in America is not only one of achievements in areas such as science, invention, entertainment, politics, religion […]
By Eric D. Hackley—The Rev. John William Hackley was my great, great, great grandfather who was born in Culpeper, Va., in 1807. He was a barber, carpenter and Baptist preacher.
His parents were Francis (mulatto) and British American Lieutenant John Hackley.
Here’s one of our favorite site online. It’s put together by veteran journalist Richard Prince and constantly features topics of interest. As we approach the Fourth of July, pay special attention to some of the work here: http://mije.org/richardprince/protecting-slavery-key-new-july-4-narrative
By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min., ABD Artist the Rev. Milton Brunson sang a song that started off like this: “I am free. Praise the Lord, I’m free. No longer bound, No more chains holding me….” In the spirit of that song, I challenge you to shout from the rooftop, “I am free!” […]
Hmmm. Does this reek of a bit of hypocrisy? And, does sound like something near to slave labor? Seems to us there was a time when “prisoners” in ancient times were placed in slavery. Just asking… Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor By IAN URBINAMAY Continue reading the main storySlide Show SLIDE […]
U.N. officials and countries around the world take time to reflect on the limited successes and some shortfalls in human rights records worldwide.
By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Kam Williams: I’ve loved all three of your feature films, this new one, and “Hunger” and “Shame” as well. They are so different from each other and yet quite remarkable and memorable, each in their own way. SM: Thank you. Well, I do my best. I’m just happy that […]
By Lee A. Daniels—No matter how much some commentators try to spin the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman as an example that the legal system worked properly, the freeing of Trayvon Martin’s killer actually underscores multiple bitter truths. One is that for black Americans, “the law” has more often been predator than protector.