Category: #BlackLivesMatter

A Comeaux: Love Letter To My Future

A Comeaux: Love Letter To My Future
By A Comeaux   Editor’s note: From the belly of the riots of Minneapolis, A Comeaux envisions a future filled with love. Here’s her poem/prayer, a Love Letter to My Future. his heart will flutter in a new way when he sees me. he doesn’t know me or know why but he’s pulled to me. my... Read more »

5 Things Black Men Must Do to Get Ahead Now

5 Things Black Men Must Do to Get Ahead Now
By Nakita Nicci Thеrе’ѕ a popular ѕhоw оn Starz еntіtlеd “Power”. This television program is so engaging, millions of viewers tune in on telephone apps and on demand features to catch a sneak peek of the episode the night before it actually airs. In thіѕ ѕhоw, a club owner and drug lord Ghost is facing... Read more »

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease

African American Women and Bone Marrow Disease
  How many of us wake up each day fully healthy with no medical worries? If there are worries, wouldn’t you want someone to help if they could? In honor of women’s history month, we wanted to shed light on an illness that affects many, especially African American women. Bone marrow is considered the flexible... Read more »
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After President Trump: 5 Things Black Men Must Do NOW

After President Trump: 5 Things Black Men Must Do NOW
By Morris Brent Based on the devastation of yesterday, here’s my 5W© solution for the BLACK MAN: 1. Now, more than ever, you will need a strong black WOMAN by your side, as she is the foundation of the family. You will need a Queen with whom you can love, be loved and create a... Read more »

This Korryn Gaines Video is Painful to Watch

This Korryn Gaines Video is Painful to Watch
Korryn Gaines news from the Independent:  A mother who allegedly threatened police with a shotgun has been shot dead in the US during a raid over driving offences. Korryn Gaines’s five-year-old son was also shot in a limb during a stand-off with police at their home in Randallstown, Maryland PAINFUL to watch. This is from... Read more »

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up
By A Comeaux Yesterday was surreal on many levels. After Black Americans celebrated Independence Day—freedom—we were reminded that we are NOT, collectively nor individually, free at all. Alton Sterling In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was shot dead, point-blank range. Sterling’s hands were empty as he bled to death. But that’s not the part that broke... Read more »
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Are We Raising Our Girls to KILL Over Boys?

Are We Raising Our Girls to KILL Over Boys?
Beehives and Bathroom Brawls By Sylvia Snowden When Prince died, I was devastated (he seemed almost immortal, you know?), and one of the things I did to help overcome my sorrow was to immerse myself in all things Prince. I listened to all of my favorite Prince songs, I watched all of my favorite Prince... Read more »

21 Things Black Men Need to Hear

21 Things Black Men Need to Hear
For #MancrushMonday, Khalid Scott submits 21 Things Black Men Need to Hear. 1. I love you, bro. We don’t tell each other as men how much we mean to each other. There is no weakness in that; only strength, solidarity, and power. 2. You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to commit to... Read more »

Oregon Standoff & America's Double Standard

Oregon Standoff & America's Double Standard
Standoff By Kym B. The Oregon standoff has me confused and enraged. Confused by the background: In 1993, Ammon Bundy refused to renew his permit for cattle grazing by protesting against regulations under the Federal Bureau of Land Management that stated he was not allowed to do such a thing on public property. Bundy continued... Read more »
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Blacks and Poor Whites: Your Life Doesn't Matter to the System

Blacks and Poor Whites: Your Life Doesn't Matter to the System
By A Comeaux I’ve been in a confusing haze for a few days, drifting between the headlines #OregonUnderAttack and #BlackLivesMatter peaceful unarmed protestors nationwide being thrown in jail, beaten and even shot with no charges for the terrorists. And then I had a revelation. The revelation: American media is irrefutably biased in the glorified showcase... Read more »