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50 years of black progress
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Has black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years? This is not only an important question to pose, it is equally important to answer. And the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, 1965 to 2015 has been a remarkable period in the history of black America. But make no mistake about it, all of our
Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Last week I thought Stevie Wonder gave a great State of the Union Speech. Oops, did I say Stevie Wonder, I meant to say President Obama. But like Wonder, I couldn’t see the America the president was describing in his speech. Listening to Obama, you would have thought that America, especially blacks, had full employment. But, according to the Labor
Why daughters need fathers
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The media and the academic community provide a wealth of information on why boys need their fathers. The most obvious being you can't be someone you have not seen. Girls can look at their mothers and receive the importance and significance of role models on a daily basis. But why do girls need fathers? How will a girl learn how to be loved by a man? What
Is Obama trying to kill black colleges? (Part 2)
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a black president, perhaps the time has come to abolish HBCUs. I have zero tolerance for such ignorance. HBCUs are being held to a different standard than other universities that target certain communities. Because Jews and Catholics were refused admission or subjected to quotas
Selma and the folks at the ‘back of the line’
Thursday, January 22, 2015
I wasn’t surprised that Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” was nearly completely snubbed for an Oscar nomination last week, as were several white films and white actors and directors. I never thought that, after last year’s breakthrough for “12 Years a Slave,” the Oscar voting academy was going to make another powerful drama
Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Is President Barack Obama trying to kill historically black colleges and universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, Michelle Obama, the Secretary of Education nor the president’s closest advisors

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Oberlin Cemetery video premiere

Produced by William Gadson, the video includes


Open House Bus Trip

An open house bus trip for high school students


Quasquicentennial Celebration

St. Mark's Quasquicentennial Celebration

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Cardiac Eagles keep on winning

Hampton women saw their three-year MEAC unbeaten streak ended by Savannah State. The

My Brother’s Keeper hosts youth summit

DURHAM – “We are inevitably our brother’s keeper because we are our

Organization helps Durham get ‘REAL’ about poverty

DURHAM – According to census.gov information from 2009-13, over 18 percent of Durham