Op-Ed: What is BLACKISH?

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By Earth Watts-Hicks

What is BLACKISH? In my opinion it is an updated “spin” on the black experience, i.e. from an old school militant (Fishburne) to integration, assimilation, and white-washing of culture (small children) to breaking through the glass ceiling only to be token representive of our race as a brand (Anderson).

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Op-Ed: U.N. Leaders Must include Nuclear Energy in Action Plan On Climate Change

climate change march in nycBy Ron Kirk

All eyes will be on New York City this week, as world leaders come together for the U.N. Climate Summit – an event that aspires to shape the national and global energy future. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Lower 9th Ward New Orleans

BHS VillageBy Mike McQuillan

“People are basically good at heart.” The late Anne Frank’s journal words live on because hopeful claims help us deny racism’s realities and the failures of white institutions. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: David V. Goliath in Harlem

samuel church templeBy Renae Francis & Tyrone Holmes

If you’ve ever walked along 125th Street between Park and Madison Avenue in the center of Historic Harlem,  New York you are apt to feel yourself entering a whole new world. Continue Reading →

OP-Ed: Latinos Highest Among The Uninsured

LatinosMarch 31st is a significant day for President Barack Obama and his administration. It marks the deadline for registration for the Affordable Care Act and whether or not it is a success. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: “Celebrity” Grudge Match Is Nothing But A Set-Up!

George-Zimmerman-Fight-640x430By Simone Seerattan

Rumors of the most unpleasant kind have been circulating social media. Rumors that George Zimmerman will be getting in the ring with a willing opponent in what is being dubbed a “celebrity match” has been the most unsettling news ever to reach my ears in the last couple of days. Continue Reading →