Cultural Historian Dr. Glenda R. Taylor attends Public Conversation

  Compiled By Don Thomas Renowned Cultural Historian and co-founder of the first virtual museum for the preservation of African American Women’s History and Culture, Dr. Glenda R. Taylor recently attended the Public Conversation with Poet/ Activist/Author Dr. Sonia Sanchez and Sade Lythcott, CEO of […]

Brooklyn car wash sued for stiffing employees

By J. Zamgba Browne Chief Correspondent Brooklyn-based Tropical Breeze Car Wash has been hit with a lawsuit by New York State Attorney General for allegedly cheating its employees out of more than $540,000 in wages and benefits.  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is seeking nearly […]

Russell Simons hit with $5m lawsuit

By J. Zamgba Browne Chief Correspondent      Media mogul Russell Simmons has been slapped with a $5 million lawsuit by a woman who accused him of raping her in his California home – an incident that her attorney says occurred after a separate sexual […]

Trump rides economic momentum from Obama

By Jesse Jackson (TriceEdneyWire.com) As he delivers his first State of the Union address tonight, President Donald Trump is looking for approval. He’ll brag on the economy with a likely focus on his Twitter claim that “because of my policies,” Black unemployment is at its […]

FLICK-CHAT Documentary Searing Expose’ Indicts Child Support System

By Kam Williams Senior Movie Critic “Where’s Daddy?”      Today, there’s a cultural consensus that the criminal justice system aggressively targets and imprisons African-Americans. Might the family courts be just as racist and rigged against Black men? That is the question explored in thought-provoking fashion […]

On King Day, Kings of Kings County Caution Trumpfoolery

  By Vinette K. Pryce Special Assignment When a woman in the third row at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) took a knee during the singing of the national anthem on the day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. it clued the audience that […]

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

By Kam Williams Zenzile Miriam Makeba had the misfortune of being born Black in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1932, which relegated her to second-class citizenship. In fact, she spent the first six months of her life behind bars with her mother, a Sangoma (witch doctor), […]