A month ago, six African-American teenagers drowned in a single incident in Louisiana, prompting soul-searching about why so many young black Americans can’t swim.
Forty, 50, even 60 years later, Athens High and Industrial School and Burney-Harris High School alumni still remember their school song. More than 100 of them sang it Saturday after unveiling a plaque marking the site of Georgia’s first high school for African Americans at what’s now a vacant lot at the corner of North […]
My friend and I watched looters gleefully make mad dashes into the corner grocery store; their arms bulged with liquor bottles and cigarette cartons. Suddenly, my friend shouted out as if he was speaking to an audience, “Maybe now they’ll see how rotten they treat us.” The “they” was the white man. His words were, […]
San Leandro, CA (BlackNews.com) — When President Obama was elected he asked Americans to help restore the country. Oakland, California native, Sarah O’Neal Rush, great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington, has not forgotten her pledge to do just that. Rush is the founder and executive director of Booker T. Washington Empowerment Network (BTWEN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit […]
Celebrity certainly has its perks. Money, fame… always the best parking space at special events… Most celebrities are content to enjoy these advantages and spend their careers making sure they don’t lose them. However, this week, we are reminded of two late giants in the news who used their celebrity to influence the world around […]
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