Thursday, May 26, 2022

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AKAs support the expedient confirmation of a Black woman to the Supreme Court

by Dr. Glenda Glover --  Steeped in far more than historical significance, the confirmation of a Black woman to the highest court of the land would represent yet another significant step in America fulfilling its promise to African Americans who helped build this country. The appointment...

Denver Broncos’ sale to Robert F. Smith could help NFL begin to solve its race problem

by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. -- Even before Coach Brian Flores filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Football League claiming the league discriminated against Black coaches in their hiring practices, it was pretty clear that professional football has a race issue. The Institute for...

Cheryl Hickmon: National president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., dies

by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. -- The nation is mourning the passing of Cheryl Hickmon, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, the nation’s largest African-American sorority. Hickmon was elected president of the organization dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship and service  November 21, 2021 at...

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to the Black Press of America

by Stacy M. Brown -- Vice President Kamala Harris provided a message of hope while striking an encouraging tone during an exclusive interview with the Black Press of America. Harris, who cut her teeth as a California prosecutor, state attorney general, and later as an influential...

FILM REVIEW: The best films of 2021

By Nsenga K. Burton -- In 2021, the box-office did not disappoint with outstanding films on the big screen and streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Apple TV +. Films like Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, Denzel Washington’s A Journal for Jordan, Ridley’s Scott’s House of...

First anti-critical race theory complaint in Tennessee targets Martin Luther King Jr. book

by Lauren Victoria Burke -- A group called Moms for Liberty has filed an 11-page complaint alleging that the book “Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington” is “anti-American.” The complaint is the first to be filed under Tennessee’s new anti-critical race theory...

Rosetta Miller-Perry, ‘Queen Mother’ of the Black Press

by Stacy M. Brown -- For 30 years, the Tennessee Tribune and its publisher Rosetta Miller-Perry have set the standard for news covering Nashville and beyond. During a sold-out celebration on Sunday, December 5, Miller-Perry, the trailblazing 2019 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Lifetime Achievement Award...

African Americans, Democrats say they still support BLM movement

by Stacy M. Brown -- Following a recent poll that showed support for the Black Lives Matter Movement waning, conversations have commenced over the continued relevancy of the campaign. Researchers conducted by the national polling site, Civiqs revealed that 44 percent of Americans support the Black Lives Matter...

Happy Black Thanksgiving 2021!

by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. -- African Americans and other communities of color across the United States of America will spend the traditional Thanksgiving holidays this year with multiple perspectives ranging from gratefulness of having life itself to increasing feelings of speculation about our...

God is good to Chadney!

by Vincent L. Hall -- Most times, I indulge in a process I call a “parallel didactic.” My parallel didactics attempt to tell two stories at the same time and do both of them justice. The truth is, I got a little ADHD and can’t...