Religious Intolerance in the Workplace:

How to Safeguard Your Rights   by Alberta Parish Recently, a Georgia worker was unfairly terminated from his employment, because he wrote a religious book and distributed it among his coworkers. When I first heard this story, it reminded me of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution wherein the freedom of speech, of the […]

On Byron Allen’s Class-Action Lawsuit

  by Zachary Husser Dear Family of Friends Network, After reading what Mr. Byron Allen has to say about Rev. Al Sharpton, the National Action Network, the Urban League, the NAACP, Jessie Jackson, and a few others as it relates to Black Media NOT getting Advertising Dollars, I’m almost 100% in agreement with Allen! However, […]

Trayvon Martin:

The Black Community’s Next Move   by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) On this past Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department only confirmed the prophecy of our ancestors. The U.S. Justice Department would continue to give great deference to the Compromise of 1877. This decision would come two days before Trayvon Martin’s birthday. This is the […]

The Group

  by Pat Freeman The former industrial site located in the city of Buffalo at the Outer Harbor has revealed to many of us this group that has vowed to maintain control over all Western New York development. Their efforts have even included mobilizing various environmentalist groups claiming that they support public access to the […]

Hard Truths on Race from FBI Director

  by Charles M. Blow In our collective imaginations, we tend to conceive of the constantly called-for “national conversation on race” as having the formality of some grand conclave of consciousness — an American Truth and Reconciliation equivalent, a spiritual spectacle in which sins are confessed and blame taken and burdens lifted. This may be […]

It’s Black History Month….Again!

  by Karima Amin   I recently made a comment to someone about this month being Black History Month. In an incredulous tone, that person replied, “Again!?” I was a little shocked as I was speaking to someone who was my age and college-educated who, for some reason, didn’t realize that Black History Month is […]

Quitting Your Job With Grace

  by ANN BROWN Be careful how you quit your job–make a mistake when you leave a company and you can put a bad mark of your career. “It matters, because bad behavior will follow you. An employee may think that quitting in a big, boisterous way means that they get the last word, but […]

A Tale of Love & Jealousy:

Bobbi Kristina’s Boyfriend, Nick Gordon Under Investigation   by Alberta Parish As Bobbi Kristina Brown lay in a coma at Emory University Hospital, family and friends remain prayerful that the daughter of the late Whitney Houston will recover from an incident in which Brown was found under water in a bath tub on January 31 […]

Stephen Kinsey’s Inauguration Held at Treasures in Germantown

    by Gloria Dulan-Wilson   Hello All:   The ballroom of Treasures on Germantown Avenue was packed to capacity last Saturday morning, despite the fact that the temperature was a vicious 16 degrees with vicious whipping winds. The Germantown/Mt. Airy community turned out to celebrate the re-election of State Representative Stephen Kinsey, who is […]

What to Do About ISIS?

  by Playthell Benjamin They Must be No Longer at Ease These days I find myself of one heart with the ancient Roman Senator Cato the Elder, who ended every speech with the declaration: “Carthage must be Destroyed!” The rational for the Senator’s demand was that the North African nation’s very existence posed a danger […]

Getting Past Your Past

  by Bob Pelshaw We all have things we’re ashamed of. The mistakes we’ve made, the time and opportunities we’ve lost, the people we’ve hurt, and the things we destroyed. Things that make us cringe. Things we hope no one “googles.” Those are real and there’s nothing anyone can do to change the past. Given […]

At Yale, the Police Detained My Son

  Charles M. Blow Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college — he’s a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint! This is how my son remembers it: He left for the library around 5:45 […]