Dissension in Our Ranks: The Case of Gay Black Males

The great comedian Chris Rock once stated that there was a Civil War occurring in Black America between “Black folk and Niggas” and the comedian humorously related that the latter group had to go. Within any society there are contentious battles between groups that usually boil down to matters of power; meaning who will have…

We MUST Understand: The Cycle Continues…

Obiora Embry, poses a series of questions in his Expanding Horizons Through Creative Expressions, in reference to police brutality. He asks,“Why is it deemed justifiable and appropriate for cops/police officers to kill other cops (friendly–fire) and citizens? Why do cops kill? Are they not taught to maim or slow down someone running or reaching for…

Juneteenth: What has Happened in the Past is Still Happening now!

Because African-American News & Issues is a publication that thrives off of reporting both current and historical realities that affect our communities, I have always made it a point to address incidents that have happened and are continuing to happen amongst its members. Therefore, I deem it necessary in this edition, to present a historical…

We MUST Understand: We Have to Protect Our History!

There is a serious history of what we have done as African-Americans as far as building the structure of these United States. Just about the whole foundation of this country was done by the backs of African-Americans. At the Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development Monthly Networking Luncheon this month the Executive Director…