Category Archives: BPOTW Guest Submissions

Redefining Racism by Reexamining Jeffersonian Democracy

Ezrah Aharone As America celebrated 240-years of “democracy” on July 4, 2016, the longstanding tradition of hero-worshiping Thomas Jefferson continued. Meanwhile, as the slaughter of Black people continues in parallel tradition, America tends to disassociate the 18th-century racism and violence of its founders from 21st-century racism and violence of its followers. Let me however state… Read More »

Voting is Key to Education Reform

Brian L. Pauling, President, 100 Black Men of America – Education – the answer to many of the problems ailing our country – is getting the least amount of attention from the candidates on the presidential campaign trail. According to a November 2015 Gallup poll, only 4 percent of Americans consider education or education policy… Read More »

Ten Years after Hurricane Katrina: Changing Hearts, Minds and Systems in New Orleans

La June Montgomery Tabron, America’s Wire Writers Group – Ten years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, it’s time for midcourse corrections in the restoration efforts. The coalitions of foundations, nonprofits and government should pause to ensure that their investments will improve upon the pre-Katrina conditions in communities of color and that the racial and class… Read More »

On the Confederate Flag and Reparations

Charles Bane, Jr. – As the Confederate Flag starts its descent from capitol domes and merchandise sites, the time has never been more right for the work of Reconstruction, never undertaken, to begin. The clearest signal of Reconstruction would be a demand of reparations taken up by the N.A.A.C.P. and its youngest and  first female… Read More »