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If White Supremacy Is Poison, Ethnic Studies is the Antidote

President Joe Biden was uncharacteristically, but appropriately, angry and firm when he described white supremacy as "poison."   He spoke from Buffalo days after a putrid young white man, Peyton Gendron, shot thirteen people, killing ten. All but two of those he shot were Black, and all of those massacred were Black.

Treating Every Rider Like A Friend

As riders return to transit, Metro is recruiting more part-time operators and providing paid training, comprehensive benefits and a generous starting wage.

Black Business Leaders Undervalued In America

When is the last time that you read a national news story in the so-called mainstream media about a successful Black business in America that has achieved unprecedented excellence and profit in today’s marketplace? I know it has been a long time.

Bro. Malcolm X: A Real Deal Soul Brother

Brother Malcolm X, though not with us physically, is still strongly connected spiritually and psychologically, to serious black folks. As we celebrate on May 19th his 97th birthdate, we remember him having a blend of intelligence, vision, talent, self-confidence, persistence and boldness.

A Woman’s World Too!

Margaret Mitchell’s famous/infamous heroine/villainess (you choose) of Gone With the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara, offered two memorable thoughts which she applied to her own circumstance.  Scarlett said: Life was not easy, nor was it happy, but she did not expect life to be easy, and, if it was not happy, that was a woman’s lot. 

Pay Attention Roe v. Wade & The Far Right’s Extreme Plans

Things are about to get worse for millions of vulnerable people in our country. It looks like the far right-wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to reverse Roe v. Wade, the 50-year-old ruling that recognized a pregnant person’s right to have an abortion. Abortion is legal today, but pretty soon that will no longer be the case in most of the country.

Black-Owned Restaurants Are The Heart Of Our Communities

“Restaurants are places where people from different walks of life gather for nourishment, social interaction, and an opportunity to belong to a community. These things go to the heart of what it means to be American. Segregationists were heavily invested in preventing interracial dining from becoming a widespread reality because it spoke to something even deeper: When people sit down together for a meal, they can't help but recognize the humanity of those eating with them. In addition, when people prepare food for you, they are letting you know that they care for your survival. In essence, cooking is an act of love.” – Soul Food Scholar Adrian Miller

Our Disappearing Rights

When the Supreme Court overturned Section Five of the Voting Rights Act, it struck a blow to voting rights.  No longer did states with a history of discrimination have to submit their plans to make electoral changes to the department of Justice. 

Black-Owned Restaurants Are The Heart Of Our Communities. The Black Restaurant Accelerator Is Helping Them Grow And Thrive

“Restaurants are places where people from different walks of life gather for nourishment, social interaction, and an opportunity to belong to a community. These things go to the heart of what it means to be American.

Being Black Can Cost An Arm And A Leg

COVID-19 is not the only epidemic plaguing America’s Black community today.

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