Lasting Words Live Forever

Legendary Herb Kent Passes; Life Leaves Immortal Example “We needed a black talk-radio station, because they got into all kinds of things. Race riots, racism, food stamps, poverty, civil rights — from a black point of view, which we never had before. Just absolutely phenomenal. Because the white radio stations never gave us that much…

Saving The Young from Racism’s Cancer

Byrd Documentary Aims to Reach out to Next Gens and Millennials By D. Campbell Port Arthur – Eighteen years ago, history recorded one of the worst American tragedies to happen in Texas in modern times. June 7th that marks the 18th anniversary of James Byrd Jr’s murder in Jasper, Texas. To honor Byrd’s memory, Executive…

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI: DEBUNKING MANY OF THE STEREOTYPES ABOUT TODAY’S BLACK YOUTH

[dropcap color=”#000000″ font=”0″]C[/dropcap]onsidering that I frequently write about racial matters, I attest to the fact that African-American youth are one of the hardest populations to convince that race still matters. Oftentimes it seems that African-American youth are living in an alternative universe where they are undisturbed by prejudice, discrimination, and racism. Although many have attempted…

WHITE SUPREMACIST ATTEMPTS TO BLOW UP WALMART

Marshall E. Leonard of Tupelo, Mississippi, has been arrested and charged with detonating an explosive device at the local Walmart. What caused Leonard to take such drastic action; he was apparently upset that Walmart had decided it would no longer sell the Mississippi state Flag. Leonard, who was known for flying a four-foot-long Mississippi state…

Attack on Racism in Waller County

HEMPSTEAD – Recently, the Waller County Sheriff sat down for an exclusive interview with African-American News & Issues. At the top of the interview, after he stated his name as Glenn Smith and named his position as the Sheriff of Waller County, Texas, the Sheriff sat patiently as the interviewer responded. She began by asking,…

Charleston church shooting: 9 ‘killed because they were black,’ official says

MURDER IN CHARLESTON Nine people, including the pastor, were killed by a gunman, described as a white male in his early 20s, who is still on the run. In The Souls of Black Folk, scholar/activist W.E.B. Du Bois prophetically stated that “the problem of the twentieth-century is the color line.” Although I hold Du Bois…

Community Movement Supports Ousted Superintendent and Seeks to “Throw out the Bums” on the Fort Worth ISD Board

by Darwin Campbell, African American News&Issues Fort Worth- Promoting unity as their strength, freedom fighters, community leaders and citizens in Fort Worth are tired of their education leaders bullying minority communities and are set to stand up for the rights of the people. They plan to start flexing their muscles in a Fort Worth Independent…