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Navajo elder Jones Benally performs a traditional hoop dance at a festival in Germany in 2008. The people of the Navajo Nation – and other indigenous nations – have for generations fought to preserve and protect their elders and traditions. As COVID-19 deaths spike, a greater sense of urgency and responsibility to pass the knowledge […]

Baba Jahahara and Baba David Robinson with our new Ancestor GENE HENNEN (with black beret) at the Rafiki Wellness Center on Caesar Chavez off Third Street in OHLONE/San Francisco. The photo was taken by musician, photographer and Gene’s Sun, Philip Hennen, 2019. Asé. It’s past time to release our wrongfully imprisoned political leaders by Baba […]

March 31 marks the second anniversary of the day Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front of his Marathon clothing store in south Los Angeles. In remembrance of him, Lauren London, who is the mother of the late rapper’s son and was his girlfriend, penned a touching message about him on Instagram. Under a close-up […]

Two former Texas sheriff’s deputies were arrested on manslaughter charges Tuesday in the 2019 death of a Black man who died after a police chase that was filmed for the series “Live PD.” Javier Ambler died after deputies pursued him on a road for 22 minutes after he allegedly failed to dim his lights for […]

“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan has said goodbye to his iconic gap — at least that’s what social media thinks for now. On Tuesday, March 30, the former New York Giants defensive end uploaded a clip of himself going through a dental procedure in New York to close up the space between his two top front […]

Tamar Braxton’s ex-boyfriend David Adefeso has responded to Braxton’s allegations of cheating with a cease and desist order against Braxton. This after she in recent days claimed via Twitter that he had been cheating on her. The Nigerian businessman insists that he was faithful and told TMZ that Braxton “continues to make fabricated accusations about […]

Actor Michael Rapaport recently shared a private and heated conversation between him and Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant. On Monday, March 30, the “Higher Learning” star shared several screenshots of Durant’s rant, which appeared to date back to last year. The argument seemingly began when Rapaport criticized Durant’s post-game interview with TNT analyst Charles Barkley after Brooklyn’s season-opening […]

Young Dr. Sumchai was an intern at the UCSF Department of Surgery, Trauma Surgery Service, in San Francisco General Hospital, June 1981. Reflections on accepting the UCSF School of Medicine Alumni of the Year Award 2021 by Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, MD “We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring […]

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson’s extraordinary art and writing makes him such an effective organizer behind enemy lines that one state after another, unable to break his spirit, has transferred him out. In the past decade, he’s been passed from Virginia to Oregon to Texas to Florida and now to Indiana, all particularly notorious for prisoner abuse. […]

Dr. John Boyd’s National Black Farmers Association has been campaigning for decades to end USDA redlining. Here they are in Washington, D.C., on April 28, 2009. – Photo: Alex Brandon, Montgomery Advertiser by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! A major provision in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill aims to address decades of discrimination against Black, […]


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