New Grants Give Out Millions to Preserve African-American History

Lunch counters. Churches. Bus stations. Schools. The Civil Rights Movement was an extraordinary social movement that took shape in the most ordinary of places. And precisely because they were so commonplace, those locations are often endangered by development or forgotten altogether. Now, reports National Parks Traveler, the National Park Service will combat that by giving… Read More »

On the Eve of Trump Inauguration, Black Republicans Celebrate, Reflect

Days before Donald Trump is to be sworn in as America’s 45th president, several hundred African American Republicans—plus some Democrats and Independents—celebrated at an “unofficial” inaugural ball in the nation’s capital. The “Black Tie & Chic Gala,” was hosted by INSIGHT America, a non-profit launched in 2013 by prominent African American Republicans. Backers include former… Read More »

Why Talladega band belongs at Donald Trump’s inauguration

The marching band of my alma mater, Talladega College, the oldest historically black college in Alabama, accepted an invitation to participate in Donald Trump’s inaugural parade. Many people, including some Talladega alumni, are upset. They shouldn’t be. It is an honor to participate in the inauguration of any president of the United States. Talladega and… Read More »

Jim Brown’s ‘love’ for Donald Trump is at odds with the man we’ve come to know

In his 1972 autobiography, published shortly before he died, Jackie Robinson admitted a regret. It was, said America’s standard-bearer for integration, that he’d allowed himself to be used by McCarthyists on Capitol Hill in 1949 by issuing for them a public rebuke of the nonpareil athlete-turned-actor-turned-singer-turned-civil-rights activist Paul Robeson. “In those days I had much… Read More »

White woman who once complained about ‘bad blacks’ is arrested after shooting an African-American teen in the head as he walked by her house

A white woman who once complained about ‘bad blacks’ in her neighborhood has been arrested for shooting an African-American teenager in the head as he walked by her house. Elisabeth Faye Cannon from Macon, Georgia has been charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly fired at 15-year-old Vernon Marcus Jr. The 47-year-old told police the… Read More »