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June is Black Music Month:

SALUTING MANDRILL INC., GARNIKA, THE NEW MUSIC SEMINAR AND BLACK MUSICIANS THE WORLD OVER!   by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Hello All: As you all know – or should – June is BLACK MUSIC MONTH! This is the time we come together to salute some of the most creative, talented and influential segment of our people – ...read more
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A Month O’ Celebrations

  by Karima Amin The month of June always brings on thoughts of celebrations: graduations, weddings, birthdays… my own, my son’s, and my sister Wendy’s special day. For PRISONERS ARE PEOPLE TOO, INC., June is the month to celebrate our anniversary. This year on June 29, we will celebrate 10 years of activism in this ...read more
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Buccaneers Player Tim Wright To Host Youth Sports-Academic Camp June 26

  by Ann Brown The news is usually loaded with drama-filled stories about Black athletes, but Tim Wright is disproving the stereotype. The celebrated tight end, who recently joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the New England Patriots, is creating a more positive image of the African-American baller. He recently launched the Timothy Wright Foundation ...read more
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Buffalo Bills Preview- Defense

  by Pat Freeman The Buffalo Bills enter the 2015-2016 seasons with a strange hope of optimism among the faithful fans of Western New York. Finally it looks like enough talent has been assembled to put a play off caliber team on the field. The first area of the team that I would like to ...read more
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Here lies Black People, they were so Forgiving

  by Chris Stevenson Forgive, forgive, forgive. Black Christians across the board have been taught well. They get hate in this episode from an airheaded young white boy all the way up to Chief Magistrate James Gosnelland, and the only thing they can focus on is verbally airing their power to forgive: First of all ...read more
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Black Fathers Are the Most Involved with their Children

  by Charles M. Blow One of the most persistent statistical bludgeons of people who want to blame black people for any injustice or inequity they encounter is this: According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.), in 2013 in nearly 72 percent of births to non-Hispanic black women, the mothers ...read more
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What’s Next for Blacks after Dylann Roof?

The White Male and The Negro “Jezebel”   by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) All radio stations –commercial and the Internet– will be expected to close ranks to protect the $ilver rites movement. I am the historian of the $ilver rites movement and a proponent of the right of free association. No one in 1994 ...read more
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What’s Next for Blacks after Dylann Roof?

The White Male and The Negro “Jezebel”   by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) All radio stations –commercial and the Internet– will be expected to close ranks to protect the $ilver rites movement. I am the historian of the $ilver rites movement and a proponent of the right of free association. No one in 1994 ...read more
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Do Our Souls Have Gender?

And Other Musings on Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner’s Transformation               by Hope Ferguson The other day, my hairdresser and I were discussing the respective men in our lives. We talked about communication styles and the methods we use to diffuse arguments when the men start getting hot under the collar. And ...read more
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The Pusher

“Starting Is The Hardest Thing”   by Bob Pelshaw “You’ve hustled before; now go do it again – legitimately.” Big O, one of my friends from Leavenworth FPC, once told me that other than the big money he made (and spent) the next most exciting things about illegal business were the night life, the friends, ...read more
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Dr. Dick Barnett’s The Athlete Negro –

The Awakening   by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Hello All: A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the greats in NBA History, and one of the amazing brothers who led the New York Knicks to their championships Black in the day – none other than Dr. Dick Barnett. He was being hosted ...read more
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The Breakdown of the NBA from 1960 to Today

8 Teams to 30 Teams   by Zachary Husser Dear Family, A conversation I had recently on the make up of the NBA as it related to allowing “Black Players” to play in the Association’s arenas is something to behold. Sit back and read this synopsis of what took place as the NBA solidified itself ...read more