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Crystal M. Hayes: North Carolina Peace Action Opposes “Stand Your Ground”

Crystal M. Hayes: North Carolina Peace Action Opposes “Stand Your Ground”

North Carolina Peace Action is non-profit education and advocacy organization that envisions a world where all beings are free from the threat of war and oppression.  We stand together as one human family to resolve conflicts peacefully in all our endeavors and support human rights.  Our mission is the abolition of war and oppression around […]

Dr. Lachin Hatemi: M&T Bank Profiteering at the Expense of Minorities and Low-Income Customers

Dr. Lachin Hatemi:  M&T Bank Profiteering at the Expense of Minorities and Low-Income Customers

By Dr. Lachin Hatemi With $80 billion in assets, M&T Bank is one of the biggest regional banks in the United States. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, M&T Bank is a market leader in Western New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Unlike other major banks, M&T Bank continued to churn out handsome profits for its shareholders […]

Dr. Samori Swygert: Smart Guns Will Shoot Out The 2nd Amendment

Dr. Samori Swygert: Smart Guns Will Shoot Out The 2nd Amendment

By Samori Swygert Technology has figured a clever way to maneuver around gun-rights advocates, and manipulate 2nd Amendment rights.  The United States is turning to tech savvy companies to solve the gun control debate. Diane Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, and President Obama are among the most vocal proponents for gun control and gun bans in America.  Their […]

Dr. Samori Swygert: Marriage and Relationships – Some Assembly Required

Dr. Samori Swygert:  Marriage and Relationships – Some Assembly Required

By Dr. Samori Swygert I would like to deviate from my normal genre of blogs: science/technology, politics, and cultural issues.  I want to share a perspective on relationships this time. I think it’s imperative that we’re realistic when we’re dating and married.  I think that it’s good, normal, and human to have dreams, and goals about […]

Dr. Ron Daniels: 50 Years Since “The Ballot or the Bullet” Speech

Dr. Ron Daniels: 50 Years Since “The Ballot or the Bullet” Speech

by Dr. Ron Daniels February 21st marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Omawale, “our Black Shining Prince,” Malcolm X. This year is also fifty years since Malcolm delivered The Ballot or the Bullet speech. Brother Malcolm made numerous speeches, and it is hard to imagine one that was not inspirational, […]

Shani K. Collins: Jordan Davis Matters in America

Shani K. Collins:  Jordan Davis Matters in America

By Shani K. Collins I cried hot, angry tears when I learned of yesterday’s mistrial verdict in the case against 47 year-old software developer, Michael Dunn, who in 2012,  killed 17 year-old Jordan Davis, and attempted to murder three other teens after shooting into their car.  Dunn stated the teens were blasting “thug music.”  As […]

Dr. Boyce: Six Questions about Jordan Davis that Keep Me Up at Night

Dr. Boyce:  Six Questions about Jordan Davis that Keep Me Up at Night

by Dr. Boyce Watkins The trial of Michael Dunn was considered to be the second-coming of the George Zimmerman trial.  In both cases, a young black male was shot by an overzealous  man who somehow felt that he could get away with murder.   Also, in both cases, there is more than enough evidence to […]

Dr. Samori Swygert: I Can Print Out Your DNA

Dr. Samori Swygert:  I Can Print Out Your DNA

By: Dr. Samori Swygert The marriage between science and technology gives birth to some very intriguing offspring.  The human race has been in a constant quest to unravel what makes us human.  This quest has led to the groundbreaking discovery of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).  DNA is composed of a specific sequence of amino acids and […]

Dr. Sinclair Grey: Your Black History Moment, Creating Your Own Legacy

Dr. Sinclair Grey:  Your Black History Moment, Creating Your Own Legacy

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Once again, Black History Month is upon us and we are bombarded with radio and television commercials recognizing the achievements of African-Americans. It’s good that the national media pays tribute and homage to the many brothers and sisters who have made significant strides in medicine, politics, technology, sports, and business […]

You’re Studying Black History, but Are You Trying to Make Black History Too?

You’re Studying Black History, but Are You Trying to Make Black History Too?

By Ron Busby, Sr.  As America begins the annual ritual of “celebrating” the countless achievements of African Americans during the February observance of Black History Month, I think it makes sense to remind each other that the things we do every day will be the historical recollections for future generations. There is no question of […]