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Trump Coverage Is Payback From Obama Years

For the past few weeks, the media have been providing damaging coverages of President Trump and his alleged connections to Russia.  As a voter...

Personal History Slipping Away From Us

When you are born in 1917, you get to see more than your share of changes in society. From a time when Africans in...

The Formalization of Jamaican Patios/Patwa

For more than a century Jamaicans are taught to reject their cultural dialect and embrace British english in order to gain economic, social and...

Differences in Opinion for the Fight for Equality

To understand what lead to the social state of the African American race during the early 20th century, one must understand the history of...

Grassroots Resistance For Change

After the events of the last election, community engagement became very important. Right now across the nation thousands, maybe millions of people are organizing...

A Role In Life from the Routines of Life

Throughout human existence, there have never been a standard to which one must live, however humans are destined to become victims of recurring routines. One...
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African American Heritage: African American Protest During World War II

Half a million African Americans served in Europe during World War II but regardless of the number, they faced mounting racial discrimination by those they serve with.

African American Heritage: African Americans During The Great Depression

In the early 20th century, African Americans wanted to escape the oppressive south for places where they can have economic and social freedoms.  This was known as the The Great Migration.  

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African American Heritage: The Harlem Renaissance

African American culture during the early 20th century was deeply rooted in societal restrictions that deprive them of self-worth, pride, self-esteem and a sense of community in southern states. 

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African American Heritage: The Significance of the Brown vs The Board of Education

During the early 20th century majority of American society was racially segregation base on part to the 1896 Supreme Court ruling of Plessy vs. Ferguson that set the precedence for the “separate but equal” argument that made it okay for state and federal governments to implement discriminatory laws that segregate blacks from whites in all public places, in addition to private institutions.

African American Heritage: The Role of the Black Church In African American Culture

The church has been an important aspect of African American culture since the time of slavery.  Once slaves were exposed to the bible and western religion, they found comfort and direction in the same book that was used to justify their enslavement.

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Trump Issued Cross-the-Board Federal Workforce Hiring Freeze

The President just signed a memorandum regarding the hiring freeze of the federal workforce. Since there were talk of it happening, it was expected. However, the lingering question is whether the freeze will yield the desired result.

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African American Heritage: The Rise of the Black Power Movement In The 1960s

In the 1920s Marcus Garvey’s United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was the leading force for black consciousness, black pride and black empowerment.  

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Black Lives Matter Movement: A Civil Rights Movement for Change

January 16th is marked as a day of celebration for civil rights movement throughout the nation, but there are several states that choose to ignore the federal holiday. This is an example of the disregard for the Africans in America struggle some state government. If this simple observation is being denied, then how can the issues of the Black Power Movement gain any traction or recognition from state governments?

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The Search for Hope Through the Audacity of Fear

A rallying cry for hope was echoed across the regions that separated man from woman and the many culture of people who shared the land of the free in 2008.  Hope is an unwinding concept that spark revolts leading to revolutions.  Hope strives from optimism of a bright vision of change for the future.

African American Heritage: The Promise of a Bright Future from a Racist Past

The Jim Crow era saw the reduction in the promise of freedom and equality that was significant to Africans In America.

New Year Reggae Celebration In Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

For the last ten years, I've always wanted to experienced New Years Eve celebration in a place like Times Square, but I've been all over the world during that time so I never had the opportunity to do it until now.

A Role In Life from the Routines of Life

Throughout human existence, there have never been a standard to which one must live, however humans are destined to become victims of recurring routines.

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Misconceptions About Jamaican People

Jamaican culture is possible one of the most popular from the Caribbean, so the perceptions of Jamaican people is easily misunderstood. There are millions of Jamaicans living abroad and they have to learn to assimilate into foreign societies and often time they are forced to  become the subject matter expert about the culture. 

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Why Do I Have To Believe in Something Just to Fit Into Society?

Belief is the driving force of most of social, economical or political issues of today and it makes living in a free society difficult when you are forced to say you believe in something other than yourself.

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