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Cornel West: The Fire of a New Generation

Black prophetic fire is the hypersensitivity to the suffering of others that generates a righteous indignation that results in the willingness to live and die for freedom.

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Corporate Empire

The Linguistic Color Line

W.E.B. DuBois has asserted that “The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” What is the color line? Is this still the case? 582 more words


Writing about Passing: Jessie Redmon Fauset

Jessie Redmon Fauset was born on April 27, 1882, in Camden County in New Jersey, and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Philadelphia High School for Girls, where she was likely the sole African American in her class. 347 more words


Robert L. Vann and the heroic face of Black journalism

The recent slippage in standards of The New York Times brings to mind the hero of my upcoming release, A Most Precious Pearl. Asa Caldwell, the hero of my story,  is a journalist and is heroic because he was relentless in bringing across a story from a diverse point of view–something we are sorely in need of today. 402 more words

–Why did you do all this for me? I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.

–You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. 7 more words


Little Known Black History Fact: Albert Einstein And Civil Rights


When Albert Einstein announced his “Theory of Relativity” 100 years ago, it solidified the German-born scientist’s legend. But what some may not know is that Einstein was also a staunch supporter of civil rights causes and once called racism a “disease of white people” in a speech. 415 more words


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