Debunking Corporal Punishment: A Child’s Tale
Growing up I recall many instances where my mother literally beat my behind, my back, my legs, and my trying-to-block-the-blows arms with a shoe, belt, or an extension cord.
Infrequently, she beat me with her fist as she held me down with her foot. read story
Why the Ebola Scare has raised Serious Questions about International Aid, and Media Coverage of Africa
Most of the recent hype about the devastation, and havoc, caused by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to have had a huge impact on the psyche of the general public in America, and the rest of the world.
It most certainly has succeeded in scaring the heck out of people.
Black on Black Homicides: An Exercise in Self-Extermination
Statistical data aside, the disturbing number of black people being killed by black people is far more concerning than any other crisis facing the black community.
Why any person, black, white, or other ethnicity, would question the recklessness of those acts of self-extermination as any less unacceptable to black people as the killings of black males by white, racist cops is beyond my imagination. read story
Super Bowl Rematch Needed – Tackling the Noise Before (and After) the Big Game
Far be it from me to join the legions of Monday morning quarterbacks for a game that has been, and will be, dissected for days, weeks and years to come. But whatever one may think of the outcome of the Seattle Seahawks’ decision to have QB Russell Wilson throw from the 1-yard line in Super Bowl XLIX’s nail-biting, final seconds, it accomplished something more than sealing the fates of two championship teams. read story
The Carter G. Woodson Legacy
The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the United States, one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in ten whites are poor, more than one in four African Americans and Latinos are poor. read story
THE CHINESE AND OTHERS ARE REAPING THE BENEFITS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN INFLUENCE; WHY?
The majority of African-Americans have no idea about the extent to which they have influenced the music, fashions, literature, movies, multi-media and other aspects of contemporary culture in other countries around the globe particularly in Africa and other parts of the Third World. read story