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06/18/2019

by Paulo Mileno “One of the greatest curses of colonialism was that they taught us different languages … and based on this linguistic nonsense they taught us to hate each other.” – Maurice Bishop, former prime minister of Grenada It is recognized that on the African continent there are several languages that died over time […]

Hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees poured into Congo. by Ann Garrison If you’ve ever imagined being a daring foreign correspondent flying into parts unknown, you may at first find vicarious adventure in Judi Rever’s book “In Praise of Blood: Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front.” Her story begins in 1997, one week after Zaire’s […]

Another one of “Empire’s” Lyons boys got into some legal trouble. Bryshere Gray, who plays Hakeem Lyon on the Fox hip-hop drama, was arrested in Chicago Thursday on a driving infraction, according to TMZ. Another cast member of ‘”Empire” was arrested in Chicago, this time Bryshere Gray (bottom row, left, with [from left bottom row] […]

A Black employee of Boeing is suing the aerospace company alleging he’s been subjected to a racially hostile environment. Curtis Anthony says he still works for the company and claims he’s continued to be the target of racist incidents despite reporting it to management, WCSC reported. Curtis Anthony has been working for Boeing since 2011 […]

Professor Willie Thompson by BaBa Willie Thompson, for whom Wo’Se and Ile Omode named a scholarship “Greatness is born out of the grind. Embrace the grind.” – Robert F. Smith, the billionaire technology investor, in his speech to the 2019 graduating class at Morehouse University on May 20, 2019 My experience with and observation of […]

“Girls Playing Hopscotch in Bayview Hunters Point” – Photo: David Johnson by Dr. Frances Yvonne Hicks and Kenneth Reddick A 1945 graduate of Stanton High School, professional photographer David Johnson is returning to Jacksonville to show the award winning documentary of his life, “Positive Negative,” at The Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis St., […]

Here’s how to put the ‘family’ back in family dinners by Diana Hembree Having trouble getting the family together for dinner? You’re not alone. Research shows that family dinners have declined by 30 percent over the past 20 years. Kids who have experienced childhood trauma are already at higher risk of obesity and unhealthy eating, […]

A little more than four months after 21 Savage was arrested by The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), he gave a donation to help others in a similar situation. During the time of Savage’s arrest, it was revealed that he was born in the United Kingdom, not the U.S. and he was accused of […]

Jennifer Williams might get a lot of flak on the VH1 series “Basketball Wives,” but the reality star is a fan favorite on social media. It looks like the 44-year-old has found the fountain of youth, because according to fans she doesn’t look a day over 25. Turning back the hands of time, Williams took […]

Tory Lanez has gone into the ice cream business. The Sun-Sentinel reports that he’s now the official owner of Notorious Creamery, an ice cream shop in the Flagler Village section of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Canadian rapper’s partner is named Bobby Velez, who already helps operate a local bar. Tory Lanez opened his own ice […]


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