Mr. Trump gave an entire religious group a big fat F--- you with the signing of the executive order that initiated the muslim ban.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the 1920s Marcus Garvey’s United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was the leading force for black consciousness, black pride and black empowerment.
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?
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.
The Jim Crow era saw the reduction in the promise of freedom and equality that was significant to Africans In America.
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.
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.
Throughout history, nations across the world utilize political controls to establish discriminatory systems that infringe on the rights of different groups within their borders. Up until the last 20th century, the United States maintained discriminatory laws that denies all basic human rights from citizens of color or national origin known as the Jim Crow Laws.
With the hopes of balancing the power between the two ruling parties, the government of Jamaica is calling for a local election to held on November 25, 2016.
Whenever a business chain enters a community, there are always positive and negative impact on existing local businesses.
There was a time when I lived in Jamaica and the economy was not as troublesome as it is today. We are seeing the rise in crime, unemployment and the reduction in self-sustaining public industries. Political decisions contributed to the decline in Jamaican's positive view in the future of the country.
It is quite interesting how the people living in Jamaica and some in the diaspora continues to concern themselves with the lifestyle of a minority group within the country. As a nation we are proud of our diversity and our willingness to tolerate various cultures within our society, but when it comes to one social issue that's where they draw the line. Why?
So the Jamaican people have given the Jamaican Labor Party another opportunity to steer the country in a direction that may lead to some upward momentum. The biggest problem that most Jamaicans will say facing them today is unemployment and poverty. The economical situation among the poorest of Jamaicans is increasingly devastating and have been an embarrassment for all the administrations that were in power since the last two decades.
Our independence was a fine display of black green on gold. Jamaican culture was on display. From Reggae to Rio fashion show that featured the gorgeous young women who will be competing in the Miss Universe Jamaica competition to Grand Gala, were out and about to bring you all the highlights.