Black America

Military scholar Col. Charles D. Allen (Army, Ret.) on how the late Vernon Baker and other black Medal of Honor winners finally got the recognition they deserved. by Col. Charles D. Allen An evening TV news broadcast caught my attention this week and since then I have followed the reports of the death of Vernon Baker. […]

Lebron James is gone! The Chosen One has left us! The King has abandoned his throne! These are the statements that I heard as I got off the plane after returning from our Nations capital. Tears filled the eyes of Clevelanders as they expressed their complete dissatisfaction with No. 23′s choice. My heart filled with […]

Just this past week 3 young African-American males lost their lives to gun violence. Don’t get me wrong it would’ve been a tragedy despite the ethnicity of these young men but the facts is they were black. Will the violence end? Finding the answer to that question seems out of my control the better question […]

FROM Poverty is perhaps the most important factor in whether inner-city heterosexuals are infected with the AIDS virus, according to the first government study of its kind. The study, released Monday, suggests that HIV is epidemic in certain poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods. And, more significantly, poor heterosexuals in those neighborhoods were twice as likely to […]

The View host talks about the comments of Mel Gibson and other statements made about black men. Video Here 

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will propose a resolution this week condemning racism within the tea party movement. The resolution, scheduled for a vote as early as Tuesday by delegates attending the annual NAACP convention in Kansas City, calls upon “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the […]

*The latest obesity report was released last week. And it showed adult obesity rates increased in 28 of the 50 states over the past year with the most overweight state being Mississippi where 33.8 percent of the adult population is obese. The report is titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010.” […]

Author Stewart Buck has a new book, “Acting White: The Ironic Legacy Of Desegregation” in which he claims that integration has had a negative affect on African-American education.Richard Thompson Ford at Slate wrote this about the book: It was desegregation that destroyed thriving black schools where black faculty were role models and nurtured excellence among […]

*On his July 2 radio show, right wing host Rush Limbaugh said he believes President Obama ruined the economy on purpose as “payback” for 230 years of racial oppression. He railed: “Who is Obama? Why is he doing this? Why? Why is he doing it? Is he stupid? Is it an accident? Is he doing […]

Black-and-white posters of Oscar Grant’s smiling face are plastered on many downtown shop windows, especially on 17th Street, which suffered the most damage after riots broke out to protest the deadly police shooting that killed the 22-year-old butcher’s apprentice on New Year’s Day last year. As the trial of former police officer Johannes Mehserle, accused […]

The Rev. Al Sharpton will visit an Indianapolis church July 11 to hold a prayer service and address the Brandon Johnson excessive force case. Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, will be at Eastern Star Church, 5750 E. 30th St., at 7 p.m. Jeffrey Johnson, senior pastor at the church, said he was asked […]

They thought it was about Elvis. Patrons gather outside during intermission of “Fences,” a revival of August Wilson’s play, on Broadway in June. That’s what a focus group of black women concluded about the musical “Memphis” last summer when they were asked to assess the show’s tagline, “The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” But after […]