Black-owned and Black Managed-Newspapers

Black-owned and Black-Managed Newspapers Cities on top follow by name of newspapers Akron Reporter (Akron), The Albany Albany – Southwest Georgian Alexandria Alexandria News Weekly Metro Herald Atlanta Atlanta Daily World Atlanta Inquirer Atlanta Tribune (monthly) Atlanta Voice, The Augusta Metro Courier Austin Observer, The (Nokoa) Villager, The Bakersfield Bakersfield News Observer Baltimore Afro – Read more about Black-owned and Black Managed-Newspapers[…]

Proposed Tax Reform Plan Will Destroy Black America

   Think about the worst racial policies of America.  Chattel slavery.  Jim Crow segregation.  Apartheid.  Share-cropping.  Mass incarceration.  Ethnic cleansing.  Education, housing and economic discrimination.  Wealth gaps and health gaps.  Now think of a way to re-institute the best elements of all these putrid ideas and you have the 2017-2018 proposed Tax Reform Plan! The Read more about Proposed Tax Reform Plan Will Destroy Black America[…]

Unfortunately, Old Heads Killing Progress

By Correspondent: C. Dwayne West November 1, 2017 These are some of the saddest and most disappointing Works of Words that I’ve ever had to assemble. I knew this day would come when I had to acknowledge what many have told me but I refused to accept…..because I believed Actually, I’ve witnessed bits and pieces Read more about Unfortunately, Old Heads Killing Progress[…]

Grants Made in Chicago by MacArthur Foundation in 2015

MacArthur Foundation Chicago Grantee Organizations in 2015 Name of Organization Year Granted Grant amount Topic Location Race of Community Served 137 Films 2015 $5,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White 3Arts Inc. 2015 $25,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White A Red Orchid Theatre 2015 $200,000.00 Arts and Culture Central White About Face Theatre 2015 $40,000.00 Arts Read more about Grants Made in Chicago by MacArthur Foundation in 2015[…]

The Story Behind “The American Dream” Photo at West Point

As 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache stood at attention during the commencement ceremony at West Point, N.Y., on Saturday, he was overcome with emotion. Tears rolled down both cheeks, but his gloved left hand held firm on his white, gold and black “cover,” the dress headgear that Army cadets wear. The photograph of Idrache, by Read more about The Story Behind “The American Dream” Photo at West Point[…]

MacArthur Foundation is ducking on Chicago’s most crucial issues

OPINION MacArthur Foundation is ducking on Chicago’s most crucial issues By: PHILLIP JACKSON Photo by Getty Images The heads of foundations think they’re gods. And they can never understand why people, who are economically subjugated by their grant-making, would complain about their treatment by the Foundation Gods. At my organization, the Black Star Project, we Read more about MacArthur Foundation is ducking on Chicago’s most crucial issues[…]

Chicago Police Have Made Young Black Men “Enemies of the State”

Chicago Police Have Made Young Black Men “Enemies of the State” On Friday of last week, as a woman was coming out of the neighborhood Bronzeville Starbucks, gunshots were fired.  Two people were shot.  The older woman, a city employee, died.  The younger man, who worked at a sandwich shop, was coming from a bank Read more about Chicago Police Have Made Young Black Men “Enemies of the State”[…]

Creating a Sustainable Environment for the Youth of DC Now!

By Franklyn M. Malone, CEO, The 100 Fathers, Inc. May 23, 2016 There is much concern in the Washington, D.C. area by community leaders about the lack of options presented to our youth in the area of sustainable community programs! After attending a community meeting in the Mayfair community last week with Charles Eaves of Read more about Creating a Sustainable Environment for the Youth of DC Now![…]

MacArthur Foundation’s Redlining Practices Help Decimate Black Chicago

MacArthur Awards One-Tenth of 1% of its Grants to Black Organizations in Chicago Redlining is the practice of denying capital or critical services to targeted communities based on race or ethnic makeup.  Redlining in banking is illegal.  Redlining in insurance is illegal.  Redlining in real estate is illegal.  Redlining in healthcare is illegal.  Redlining in Read more about MacArthur Foundation’s Redlining Practices Help Decimate Black Chicago[…]