Skip to main content

The Latest

  • '12 Years a Slave' is an excruciatingly beautiful film
    '12 Years a Slave' is an excruciatingly beautiful film
    Inspired by a heartbreaking true story, “12 Years a Slave” follows the journey of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man from upstate New York who is cast into the darkest chasms of hell when he is abducted and forced into...
  • A conversation
    MY FICTIONAL CONVERSATION WITH A WHITE WOMAN
    MY FICTIONAL CONVERSATION WITH A WHITE WOMANJoy: “Hi Bill.Me: “Hello Joy, I hope you are doing well today. LaDarion told me that you attended a rally with them yesterday.Joy: “Yeah, it was great. I think we need this dialog in...
  • '12 Years A Slave'
    DVD review: '12 Years A Slave'
    If you kept up with the movies of 2013 to any extent, you know all about '12 Years A Slave' and the awards heaped upon it.Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free African-American living in New York as a professional violinist. After...
  • Glenn Beck Restoring Honor photo
    Glenn Beck touts history book claiming white owners 'worst victims' of slavery
    Glenn Beck likes books. He reads some. He writes some. And on his radio show this week, Glenn Beck defended his prior defense of a revisionist history text that had drawn criticism for its controversial depiction of slavery in the United States....
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Article Review: The Case for Reparations
    In last month’s issue of “The Atlantic,” senior editor and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates makes a gripping argument pro reparations for the descendants of African slaves in America. The piece, featuring stunning black and white...
  • Modern Day Slavery
    American slaves being bought to the tune of 27 million annually
    America has become an equal opportunity country when it comes to human trafficking, the newest form of modern-day slavery, according to the FBI. So in our nation of approximately 317 million people, there are 27 million men, women and children who...
  • FBI recover 168 minor victims of human trafficking
    FBI recover 168 minor victims of human trafficking
    Last week, the FBI with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) conducted Operation Cross Country VIII. A week-long enforcement action to address commercial...
  • Captain Bill Pinkney First Black Man To Sail around the World
    Sailor sails solo around the world
    Twenty-two years age on June 10 1992 the New Your Times published the following story “Sailor Makes Solo Voyage Around Globe.” The press release was about William Pinkney who sailed his 47-foot cutter, the "Commitment," into...
  • Twelve Years A Slave
    Film Review: Twelve Years A Slave
    My family and I recently sat down to watch the award winning film Twelve Years A Slave and we were all left speechless at the end. Usually, when we watch films together, everyone has at least two or three comments, complaints or general...
  • Juneteenth is a date to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States
    Juneteenth is a date to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States
    June 19 is known as Juneteenth. Juneteenth is aworldwide celebration that honors the end of slavery in the United States. People reflect on and commemorate the freedom and independence of African Americans in America and around the world....
  • Juneteenth:  Historical event celebrates freedom, equal rights & end of slavery
    Juneteenth: Historical event celebrates freedom, equal rights & end of slavery
    If you are a regular follower of this column, you know we celebrate all sorts of holidays, special events and occasions. June 19 celebrates an important event in American history. Juneteenth, also referred to as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is...
  • Belle
    The story of Dido Elizabeth Belle
    Belle: “PG” (104 Min)Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda RichardsonDirected by: Amma AsanteOn the heels of the Academy Award Winning 12 Years a Slave comes this similarly-themed equally well...
  • DavidBarton666
    David Barton is a quack
    David Barton opposes separation of church and state: Barton authored The Myth of Separation, arguing that "separation of church and state" was the exact opposite of what America's founding fathers sought. He hosts a nationally...
  • 'Belle' official movie poster
    A woman struggles to be equal in 'Belle'
    ‘Belle’ is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle a mixed race woman whose bravery takes place during a time when women’s opinions were not valued. Men ruled everything and a woman’s fortune was theirs to ruin...
  • Robert Smalls
    Civil War Wreckage Evokes Patriotic Slave
    Along with what is thought to be the wreck of a historic Civil War vessel, the Planter, the story of Robert Smalls who commandeered and then commanded the Confederate ammunition ship is being remembered due to a recent discovery off the coast of...