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An Attorney Says: Read the Fine Print Before Signing with the NCAA

An Attorney Says: Read the Fine Print Before Signing with the NCAA

by Damario Solomon-Simmons The guaranteed free, four-year “full ride” scholarship every high school star football player thinks they are receiving from their favorite school today is actually: NOT guaranteed for four (4) years; and NOT really free; First, each scholarship is an one (1)-year, renewable at the institution’s discretion, financial aid package that can be cancelled at the discretion of his […]

Dr. Ron Daniels: How Blacks are Being “Screwed” by Immigration Reform

Dr. Ron Daniels:  How Blacks are Being “Screwed” by Immigration Reform

by Dr. Ron Daniels After months of a relative lull, immigration policy reform appears to be on the front burner again. With President Obama emphasizing it in his State of the Union Address and Speaker Boehner and the Republican Party leadership adopting Principles, the stage appears to be set for passage of legislation this year.  […]

Dr. Samori Swygert : Were Drugs Another Reason America Entered Afghanistan?

Dr. Samori Swygert : Were Drugs Another Reason America Entered Afghanistan?

By Dr. Samori Swygert  I hate to be accusatory, but you must always ask questions to distill truth from situations.  I was reviewing some old articles I read from the The Economist magazine (a very reputable geopolitical news source).  July 14th, 2005, the Economist magazine published an article entitled; After Victory, defeat- Nature takes a malign […]

Kathy Henry: 10 Ways to Know if You’re a Brainwashed Negro

Kathy Henry:  10 Ways to Know if You’re a Brainwashed Negro

Kathy Henry wrote this piece on YourBlackBloggers.net, and we thought it was hilarious.  Take a look at it and try to decide if you or any of your friends fit her criteria.  Also, is she being too harsh or should this be par for the course during Black History Month?  Maybe we need someone to […]

Woman Admits She Lied to Get Her Father Arrested, but He Remains in Prison

Woman Admits She Lied to Get Her Father Arrested, but He Remains in Prison

by Dr. Boyce Watkins A woman has been crusading for decades to get her father out of prison for a crime that she knows he didn’t commit.  One would expect that an admission by the victim that the allegations were bogus would be enough to sway authorities, but apparently, it’s not. Chaneya Kelly out of […]

Dr. Lachin Hatemi: Fake Statistics Published by University of Kentucky misleads NAACP and Local Media

Dr. Lachin Hatemi:  Fake Statistics Published by University of Kentucky misleads NAACP and Local Media

By Dr. Lachin Hatemi Dr. Michael Karpf, executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Kentucky’s health care system, is currently under the national spotlight due to negative news coverage by CNN. Karpf was hiding data from concerned families of deceased babies, but to his surprise the media and parents were relentless in […]

Rachel Miller-Bradshaw: How Single Motherhood Affects the Children

Rachel Miller-Bradshaw: How Single Motherhood Affects the Children

By Rachel Miller-Bradshaw Conversations about the black family in the United States usually focus on the roles of single mothers and absent fathers; at times, completely ignoring the direct product of these relationships- the children. But as we move forward in our conversation, more attention should be directed to the children. No need to go into […]

When 2 Chainz is Part of Your Black History Tribute, You Know Your People are Lost

When 2 Chainz is Part of Your Black History Tribute, You Know Your People are Lost

by Dr. Kimberley Brown Only a people with a dreadfully poor understanding of their past would make a mockery of it. No one else on the face of this earth does it… which begs the question: what so unfortunate has happened to us, which no other group has experienced, that would cause some of us […]

Dr. Wilmer Leon Says You Must Read Between the Lines to Understand Obama’s Speech

Dr. Wilmer Leon Says You Must Read Between the Lines to Understand Obama’s Speech

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled. The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of […]

Beyonce and Sherman are Called “Wh@re” and “Thug,” Yet You Remain Silent

Beyonce and Sherman are Called “Wh@re” and “Thug,” Yet You Remain Silent

by Maurice Green After taking the time to let the information to which I have just become privy soak in, I felt the need to “pen” this short note. In the last two weeks I have had the displeasure of seeing hatefully disgusting attacks on people that I do not know personally but share a […]