Remembering Dr. King and Adam Clayton Powell

April 10, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Today, 51 years later, we have a generation that knew not Dr. King nor Congressman Powell. And what is even more tragic is that this generation is so social media addicted that they don’t want to read or hear about anything that is not about them. We must remember Dr. King beyond “I have a dream.” We must remember that he died because of his commitment to our future and life as we now know it. He was in Memphis because of the garbage workers and how two had died because of discrimination and the denial of shelter during an electrical storm. We must remember that he gave away the money from the Nobel Peace Prize and moved into public housing with his family in Chicago at one time, to demonstrate his commitment to equal housing. […]

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NNPA Wraps up Successful Black Press Week in Washington

April 10, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     The week, which featured panel discussions and meetings of the board and association of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), also included a fireside chat with Cherie Wilson of General Motors; a panel discussion on the Every Student Succeeds Act; and a visit to the Library of Congress. […]

Stop Invisible Lynchings in America

April 3, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     Disproportionately, young African male college students and others are being summarily expelled from college based solely on mere allegations of sexual misconduct violations of Title IX rules without any due process of law or findings of fact. College administrators are arbitrarily determining that these targeted students are guilty and expendable until their innocence is proven. […]

NNPA continues its series on missing Black women and girls

April 3, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     As Trump cries that a border wall is needed to eliminate an imaginary crisis, organizations like the Black and Missing But Not Forgotten, the Black and Missing Foundation (BAM) in Landover Hills, Maryland, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Va., struggle to shed light on the real emergency that is of the nation’s missing. […]

Report Reveals How the NCAA Shortchanges Black Men

April 3, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     A new issue brief from the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington D.C.-based a nonpartisan research and educational institute, paints a vivid portrait of how college athletics distort the reality of Black male experiences on college campuses and raises significant concerns about racial equity in college admissions and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). […]

Owner of Poor Man’s store rich with friends and neighbors

April 3, 2019 Carma Henry 0

   “The Poor Man’s Store was built in 1947,” said Matthews. “I kept the original name of the store, and it became ‘Matthews Poor Man’s Store.’ I could have lived anywhere I wanted, but I chose to stay in this community. I felt it was God’s purpose for me to stay and do whatever I could to be a blessing to young people and their families.”  […]

Spirituality, Activism and Social Transformation

April 3, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     The Black community in America has not lashed out with retribution, violence or hate. We remain the most abused but have maintained a commitment to Dr. King’s principle of nonviolence. As a people we are still the most non-harming collective. Throughout the centuries we have been God-fearing and compassionate. But Scripture says, “faith without works is dead.” We must, as a collective, come together and, where necessary, partner with others who have the same concerns and stand up. […]

My Truth — Celebrating Women

April 3, 2019 Carma Henry 0

you must seize the moment, every moment! If you want to tell someone you love them, you need to do it. Don’t hesitate and don’t let anyone else make or take away your decision to express your feelings. If you want to tell someone you don’t like them, well, think again and ask yourself “what do I hope to accomplish,” or “what is the end game?” We must understand that there are consequences and repercussions for our actions and our inactions. We must be accountable and hold others accountable. […]

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