Nipsey’s life: A hussle that motivates, resonates around the globe

April 24, 2019 Carma Henry 0

From buying up the block, to creating businesses that employed Black people, aimed to educate them, and give them a space to be creative and help develop and realize their dreams, Nipsey Hussle was a man of the people because he was a man who saw what their needs were and took it upon himself to do what he could to help provide opportunities and a platform for others, because at one point in his life, he was looking for someone to give him the same opportunities and guidance. His death has seemed to galvanize the Black community, and this was evidenced by the recent gang truce that happened in the wake of his death […]

The Fight for Equal Pay, Gender Parity Heats Up

April 17, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     Black women sit at the nexus of race and gender and are buffeted by the twin spectres of these “isms”, and struggle upstream against a current of prejudice and bias which is compounded by gender and race. This intersectional discrimination exacerbates those gender and race gaps, stymies Black women’s ability to access educational opportunities, and has a pervasive and corrosive impact on their careers and career advancement, experts say. […]

Suspect Arrested in Case of Three Church Fires in Louisiana

April 17, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre burned down on March 26. On April 2, the Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, Louisiana was burned down. Two days after that fire on April 4, the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church was also burned in the same town. Authorities are confident that the fires were all intentionally set.  […]

Senator Schumer: Trump and Barr Threaten African American Gains Under Obamacare

April 17, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Schumer noted that African American gains under the health care legislation, commonly known as Obamacare, are threatened by Trump and Attorney General William Barr as the Justice Department has argued in federal court that the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down – “Not just vital insurance reforms like protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, as they had first argued last year,” Schumer said. […]

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo provides rare glimpse at African American cowboys, cowgirls

April 17, 2019 Carma Henry 0

The main event playfully named “The Greatest Show on Dirt” – is the rodeo itself. Thousands of spectators gather to watch Black cowboys and cowgirls compete in eight major rodeo events. Among them (abbreviations intact): Bare Back Ridin’, Bull Doggin’, Calf Ropin’, Steer Undercoration’ , Barrel Racin’, Kid’s Calf Scramblin’, Relay Racin’, and Bull Ridin’. “Nobody ever leaves disappointed,” she said. […]

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