What is change? Is it deviating away from something? Is it a chance to make things better, perhaps improve on a situation, with your own finishing touches? Is it finding a new path that has yet to be taken and to make your individual road, making a way for generations to come. Is […]
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lord There is a health crisis in America and Black women and girls are among the hardest hit. Black women die younger and at higher rates than any other group of women in the country. […]
Grammy nominated rapper and entrepreneur Jeezy sits down with Larry King on the Emmy-nominated series, “Larry King Now” for an in-depth and wide-ranging interview about his new album ‘Trap or Die 3’, homophobia in hip-hop, and the recent spate of Black men killed by police. Plus, he opens up about his own run-ins with the […]
Gwen Ifill, a trailblazing political journalist, died on Monday at a hospice in Washington. She was 61. The cause was complications of uterine cancer, her brother Roberto said. Ms. Ifill broke barriers as a black woman in a field dominated by white men. She achieved her highest visibility most recently, as the moderator and managing editor of the […]
Seven leading civil rights organizations today issued the following statement in response to the 2016 Presidential and Congressional election: “As civil rights leaders working for racial justice and economic opportunity, we join much of the nation in our apprehension about the incoming administration. We cannot ignore that the campaign was characterized by divisive racial rhetoric, […]
Nassau County Democratic Minority Legislators Announce their Opposition to County Executive Ed Managno’s ‘Taxing Fee Hikes’
Just hours before the Nassau County Legislature is to hold their first of a series of hearings regarding County Executive Ed Mangano’s 2017 proposed budget that cites $83 million dollars in fee increases, Nassau Democratic Legislators announce their strong opposition to them and file bill that would hope to protect taxpayers from Ed Mangano’s annual […]
African American Expressions knows a little bit about history making careers. As they approach their 25th anniversary in business this black-owned, multi-million dollar company known for its afro-centric cards and gifts has released their new and highly sought after 2017 wall calendar – a piece dedicated to the beautiful moments that President Barack Obama, and […]
Continuing attacks on black people have sparked outrage, protest and unrest in communities of color throughout the country and around the world. To address the root causes of these attacks, activists from across the African Diaspora will convene in Washington, D.C., on September 15th and 16th for Valuing Black Lives 2016: The Second Annual Global […]
Erika Alexander, actress/activist and National Surrogate for Hillary Clinton, will speak at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, July 26 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Best known to TV viewers as “Maxine Shaw” from FOX’s classic sitcom Living Single, Alexander grew up in Philadelphia, was discovered and began her show-biz career there. On […]
There is nothing more disturbing than the chaos and killings that are witnessed in any nation. Those killings have been occurring in America senselessly and unnecessarily. Retaliation and annihilation are not the answers. Our past great leaders of the Civil Rights Movement did not fight for a black America, but for a beautifully diverse nation. […]
President Barack Obama holds press conference about the recent wave of police officer shootings of African-American men during his trip to Warsaw, Poland.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton emerge victorious after Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in his Republican campaign and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination.
ESSENCE has revealed an exclusive video conversation between President Barack Obama and American Ballet Theater prima ballerina Misty Copeland. Each speak candidly about their personal experiences with racism, opinions on the importance of activism and social movements like ‘Black Girl Magic’, as well as their aspirations for young men and women of color in the future. (The […]
As a public policy analyst, I often explore political viewpoints that are.lets say… much different than mine. So, frequently, I turn away from my vox.com and turn my attention to the much maligned, ratings juggernaut, Fox News. I never watch the live shows, as many of their classic big hitting pundits such as […]