What to do after a Hurricane

Wait for the all-clear

     The first thing to know is that the storm may not be over when you think it is. Because the eye of the storm is calm and can span dozens of miles, a break in the wind and rain may just mean that the second act is coming. If you’re waiting out the storm in an interior room (you want to stay far away from exterior doors or windows), keep a radio with you so that you know when it’s safe to come out. And never “test” the outside before you get official word that the storm has passed. Winds may strike in an instant. […]


The Legacy of Our Icons

Althea Gibson, a sharecropper’s daughter, entered the world of sports when segregation severely limited opportunities for African Americans. She eventually became the first Black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis and golf. […]


African American Voters Face Old and New Challenges Heading into 2020 Election

Each election cycle African Americans journey to the polls to elect leaders that best represent their vision and hope for America. Many approach the ritual with sincere reverence, remembering the priceless blood that was shed and giving thanks for God ordained warriors such as Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, and three college students named Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner, who paved the way for our participation. Some approach from a standpoint of moral obligation. Their justification: Good people are civically responsible, and since they’re a good person… well, you get the point. […]