What The Spread Of The Coronavirus Means For Black Communities

WHILE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT READIES FOR A POSSIBLE PANDEMIC, THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY CANNOT BE IGNORED. For more than a month, panic and perplexity have plagued Americans who are fearful of a possible coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, the response from the United States government has done very little to quell the rising angst….

In photos: How 1968 changed America — for better and worse

In modern United States history, few years are remembered with such mixed emotion as 1968. The year began with the Tet Offensive and the Mai Lai Massacre in Vietnam, turning points in the conflict that drove counterculture and protest. The Black Panthers were becoming increasingly visible and being targeted by the FBI, while the assassination…

An open letter to Starbucks customers from Howard Schultz

Thank you Mr. Schultz. Hopefully others will follow in your footsteps for equality. This afternoon Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores and begin a new chapter in our history. In 1983 I took my first trip to Italy. As I walked the streets of Milan, I saw cafés and espresso bars on every street….

Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show

This is another reason that the City Budget and revitalizing Departments that were in the City Administration years ago should not go unrealized. African American children are taking their lives at roughly twice the rate of their white counterparts, according to a new study that shows a widening gap between the two groups. The 2001-2015 data,…

Black Mayors Name New President

During the African American Mayors Association’s (AAMA) Annual Conference last week, Mayor Oliver Gilbert of Miami Gardens, FL was officially sworn in as the new President of the Association. Mayor Gilbert takes over the reigns of the organization from outgoing president, Mayor Toni Harp of New Haven, CT. The Florida A&M University graduate, who went…

Happy Earth Day with Google and Dr. Jane Goodall

“It is so important in the world today that we feel hopeful and do our part to protect life on Earth. I am hopeful that this Earth Day Google Doodle will live as a reminder for people across the globe that there is still so much in the world worth fighting for…With all of us…