Desperate Gambian leader may find all exits not closed

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh hardened his position this week in defiance of December’s election results that put opposition candidate, Adama Barrow, squarely over the top. Now, as military loyalists peel off or are jailed, it appears he may have played ...

A president’s last act—Dual citizenship for Africans in the Diaspora

Jan. 6, 2017, a day before the West African nation of Ghana changed leadership (President John Dramani Mahama lost the election to Nana Akufo-Addo), I was blessed to receive my Ghana citizenship along with Bro. Earl 3X Reddix from Las ...

Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad anniversary celebration

Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad was known for his work as the Black Power General and as a powerful Black activist. Jan. 12, his life, legacy and the 69th anniversary of his physical day were celebrated by local activists, community members ...

Philanthropist and Colorado pioneer, Clara Brown

Recently, while browsing in a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary, N.C., I bumped into a book lover who recognized me and asked me if I had ever heard of Clara Brown.

Congresswoman Clarke: Why I am not going to the Presidential Inauguration

Initially, I was inclined to attend the inauguration of the 45th president of our great nation. Like most Americans, I have viewed presidential inaugurations as a ceremonial rite of passage, and representing the people of the 9th Congressional District of ...

Fast food workers, council members and advocates denounce Puzder

Leading up to the Senate confirmation hearings for potential Labor Secretary Andy Puzder, fast-food workers, New York City Council members and allies denounced his position and history of anti-labor behavior.

Newark Airport workers rally on MLK Day

Lost amid the commemoration of a civil rights icon was his advocacy for labor rights. Some airport workers reminded the world of that this week.

Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad honored in Brooklyn

Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, internationally known as the Black Power General, was celebrated Jan. 12 at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church on what would have been his 69th birthday.

White football player/rapist given no jail time

During the attack they “then kicked the coat hanger several times, forcing it farther into the victim’s body and causing rectal injuries that required treatment at a hospital,” reported KTVB in Boise, Idaho. On Oct. 23, 2015, at an Idaho ...

Whatever Dylann Roof wants, he gets

He was taken into custody alive, bought Burger King for a snack and now he gets to die. Social media erupted in excitement over the death sentence of Dylann Roof, because finally a white man would be held accountable for ...

Anti-Trump sentiment increases nationwide

As the United States’ first African-American president prepares to conclude his last days in the Oval Office this week, many across the country are staging demonstrations denouncing Donald Trump’s pending inauguration this Friday in the nation’s capital.

Malcolm X Commemoration Committee hosts annual dinner for families of political prisoners

The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is hosting its 21st Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of PP/POWs Saturday, March 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harlem State Office Building

Pioneering psychiatrist, Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross, passes at 80

There’s a photo of Wayne State University’s College of Medicine graduating class in Detroit in 1959. Of the 66 graduates, there are two Black men, one white woman, and one Black woman—Phyllis Harrison.

Obama’s legacy

Somewhere between the differing polarities of Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, two of America’s most engaging and controversial Black public intellectuals, is the truth of President Barack Obama’s legacy, the gist of his eight years in the ...

‘We Shall Not Be Moved’—Marchers remember the legacy of Dr. King

Hundreds of marchers gathered in Washington D.C. this past Saturday. The Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, in partnership with organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Urban League, Hip Hop Caucus, ...