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 ( 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), […]