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Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
The Homeless Are Dying In Record Numbers On The Streets Of L.A.
April 25, 2019
Deaths have jumped 76 percent in the past five years, outpacing the growth of the homeless population, according to a KHN analysis of the coroner’s data. ... read more »
Long Live King — A Queen is Crowned at the 2019 Oscars — Regina King wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
February 28, 2019
Despite the biggest upset of the night, the award of “Green Book” winning Best Picture at the 2019 Academy Awards and earning a collective gasp of utter shock inside the press room filled with journalists from around the world, the 91st Academy Awards brought the Blackness and with it, the crowning of a new, thespian queen — Regina King.  #OscarsSoBlack? Yes, we’re blessed. ... read more »
Pam Grier—Ambassador for Brown Sugar Network—gave Spike Lee the book BlacKkKlansman—years ago!
January 3, 2019
Grier has been on a publicity tour this month to talk about Brown Sugar’s Holiday special gift subscription rate which is only $42/1-yr ... read more »
David G. Brown Editorial Cartoon
May 24, 2018
Race relations in the age of Trump, divided country, black vs white, calling police on black people ... read more / view cartoon »
Thinkin ‘Bout Things That Matter: Life, Love, Truth, Justice and Struggle
April 26, 2018
Even in the midst of the rising tide of struggle in which we are now engaged against racism in its openly violent and hideous forms, as well as its disguised and hidden aggressions, it is good to sit down and meditate on meaningful things, i.e., things that matter—things like life, love, truth, justice and struggle. ... read more »
When The Mainstream Media Covers the Deaths of Black People by the Police
February 15, 2018
The presence of news media at a recent town hall meeting in South LA to address the deputy-involved killing of unarmed 16-year-old Anthony Weber could've been a blessing. The grieving family and community had an opportunity to be heard on a national level. An opportunity to say or do what they needed in front of sheriff's department officials with less of a chance of being threatened, beaten, or shot. An opportunity to expose the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's actions for what they are – the coverup and justification of the state-sanctioned murder of a Black child. ... read more »
Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis Discuss New Film ‘Whose Streets?’
August 18, 2017
Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis sit down to discuss their journey documenting the aftermath of unarmed teen Michael Brown's death and the city of Ferguson's uprise in protest. Watch as the filmmakers go into detail about the intricate, yet dangerous process, standing in the line of fire to stand up for justice. Folayan and Davis also discuss how the film will be used to educate, empower and make a global impact to change the scope of how Blacks are treated in America. Reporter: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
“Keeping Faith with Fanon Reaffirming the Cultural Revolution”
August 16, 2017
Frantz Fanon (July 20,1925–December 6, 1961), noble ancestor and teacher of the righteous, radical and transformative word; believed in Africa’s capacity to repair, raise and renew itself, and in the African people’s will to unite and liberate themselves , bring into being a new world, woman and man, and start a new history of Africa and humankind. ... read more »
Lifting Up Limbiko’s Kawaida Educational Philosophy: Teaching As A Moral Vocation
August 15, 2017
It is a time-tested sacred teaching of our ancestors in the Husia that to do that which is of value is for eternity. The woman and man brought forth by their work do not die for their name is raised and remembered because of it. ... read more »
David Banner: “The Biggest Threat to Black People is Our Own Psychology”
May 9, 2017
Kenya T. Parham, Creator of Parlay: An Urban Think Tank on Civic Engagement hosts in-depth conversation on topics including social media in the digital age, self-love in the Black community, the value of the Black dollar, politics as art and how technology has changed the landscape of how we create, receive and respond to news today. Reporter/Videographer: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
IHOP Manager: Black people don’t want to work
April 12, 2017
Black people don’t want to work. That’s what I was told by a manager at a South Los Angeles IHOP restaurant after I inquired after the lack of African Americans working there during a recent visit. ... read more »
INSTITUTE OF THE BLACK WORLD 21st CENTURY CONFERENCE
December 29, 2016
Declaration of Intent and Call to Action ... read more »
Fulfilling Our Mission: Leaving a Legacy of Struggle
November 3, 2016
Clearly, the country and world have changed dramatically since we stood up in the 60's and liberation struggles pervaded and engulfed the world ... read more »
Video: Texas officer says blacks have ‘violent tendencies’
July 28, 2016
Patrol car video shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have ``violent tendencies'' and whites are justifiably afraid. ... read more »
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