Red, White & Blue

A stand for black justice

It has been 50 years since the 1968 Summer Olympics (Oct. 12-Oct. 27) took place in Mexico City, Mexico. But the act of defiance by two black U.S. sprinters still haunts this country’s divided race […]

Culture

Breaking down beliefs of racial hierarchy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Movement led to a series of laws banning public discrimination.  African Americans were no longer barred from certain restaurants, some schools were integrated and fair housing […]

Freeman's Forum

Selma is today

Suppressive voting rights efforts. Open racial taunts. Young black men losing their lives to law enforcement. Nonviolent demonstrators march nationwide for justice. States viewing the federal government as meddling outsiders. Where have we seen this […]

Reel

The Power of ‘Selma’

The beauty of Paramount Pictures richly told civil rights drama “Selma” is not only the re-telling of a historical part of America’s darkened past but the powerful film let’s us in on a long-held, not-so-quiet […]

Freeman's Forum

Remembering our Blackness

African Americans have lost their blackness. As a race, the identity crisis of this group people shifted somewhere in the early and mid-70s and never came back. Once the Civil Rights Movement era claimed victory […]