HW Pick: Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

downloadThe Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions that the decision set off-especially the worsening of the sectional crisis that would eventually lead to the Civil War-were extreme. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sharpton To Missouri Looking For Justice

sharptonThe NYPost reports that Rev. Al Sharpton is heading to the scene of another controversial death involving cops — this time in Missouri, where an unarmed teen was shot to death by a police officer. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 is an American autobiographer and poet who has been called “America’s most visible black female autobiographer” by scholar Joanne M. Braxton. Continue Reading →

HW Picks: New Holiday Releases

New Music

Picks By HW Music Editor Pro

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Paul Kim

Join Paul Kim, the American Idol 2006 Top 12 Finalist on his musical serenade of love and admiration. PK’s debut international single “Trade It All” is produced by John The XVI. Allow this powerful singer/songwriter to impress you with his seasoned voice and entertain you with his Asain soul. Continue Reading →