8 Ways to Protect Your Community

There are eight easy things that all homeowners and renters can do if they want to protect and improve their community. Protecting the community increases values and keeps the community safer. As a parent of a Black child, you owe it to your child to keep your community as safe and thriving as possible. Most…

4 Step Guide for Dealing with a Police Stop

Getting pulled over while Black by the police is usually uneventful. The average Black person dealing with a police stop over does not make the news. They are usually given a warning or a ticket and sent on their way. But there are times when this is not the case and the unusual happens. Driving…

4 Problems with Private Schools

Private school can be a great alternative when parents with extra money are looking for an alternative to public schools. Private schools offer many amenities that can be attractive to parents and students. Still, private schools are not perfect. Here are four things that private schools get wrong. Running from Problems Private schools at times…

4 Problems with Charter Schools

Charter schools are all the rage in many cities in American with high populations of Black or Hispanic people. They offer a solution to some students and parents who are seeking an alternative to public education that does not have the costs of a private education. Although they do get some things right, here are…

Why I Gave up Black Consciousness

I gave up claiming support for Black Consciousness. I can remember images of what a conscious Black man did, said and how he acted. Before the internet boom Black Consciousness was something else. I remember seeing videos with my father of Public Enemy telling America to fight the power and that Elvis was not their…

Why I Became a Black Feminist

I am a Black feminist. I do not think women should burn their bras. I don’t like the idea of women growing their hair under their arms. But I am okay if women enjoy doing all these things. I am a different type of feminist. I am the feminist that believes that men and women…

Why is Football Still Legal in America?

On the surface Lebron James, President Obama and Malcolm Gladwell have little in common. They all have at least one Black parent but the buck seems to stop there. Two have written books. Two enjoy basketball. But one thread that these men all share is that they would not let their children play football. Banning…

5 Things Malcolm X Taught Us

Brother Malcolm. Icon, influencer and short lived. We all know his story and what he stood for. He was Black and told Black people to love being Black. Nothing complicated. He was hands on, much different from the Instagram and Twitter Black Power Crowd of today. He died for us. Malcolm was a Christ like…

The Black History of Superman

Ask any child in America to name his or her favorite superheros and their list will most likely have Superman on it. We love Superman and why not, he saves the world, has big muscles, can see through walls and can even fly. He continues to sell out theaters all while still writing for a…

Should Black Americans Get Reparations for Slavery?

Some would argue that slavery was based on racism and financial discrimination. As badly as Black Americans were treated during almost two and a half centuries of slavery, there was a financial element in this equation as well. Black Americans were never paid for their work. Should Black Americans be paid reparations for slavery today?…