James Baldwin

Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin left behind some biting and enlightening words about racism and the status of the Black community that are just as relevant today in this age of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Discovering the Unexpected on the Journey to Empowerment: Young NNPA Black Scholars

The legendary scholar, writer and visionary James Baldwin once personally confided with me that he had come to know that the “power of the pen” for Black people in America and throughout world was “truly transformative and irreversibly impactful on the consciousness of all those who cry out for freedom, equality and justice.” Baldwin’s prophetic words from the 1970’s are still true today.

This Week in Black History (Jan. 28-Feb.2)

January 28 1970- Arthur Ashe, the first Black male to win Wimbledon, was denied entry to compete for the U.S. Team in the South African Open due to South Africa’s racial policies.   January 29 1954- Iconic talk show host, actress, filmmaker and billionaire Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi.   January 30 1965- Major League Baseball Player Leroy Paige was named all-time outstanding player by National Baseball Congress.   January 31   1963- James Baldwin’s influential collection of essays “The Fire Next Time” was published.   Feb. 1 1974- Popular Black sitcom “Good Times” premiered on CBS.