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All-Black NFL Crew Created

A (Black) History-Filled Night on November 23, 2020 If the NFL officiating careers of Referee Jerome Boger, umpire Barry Anderson, side judge Anthony Jeffries, line judge Carl Johnson, down judge Julian Mapp, field judge Dale Shaw and back judge Greg Steed had ended the night of November 23,2020, it would nonetheless go without further comment that these seven black veterans in stripes who paraded single file out of their dressing room at Raymond Jones stadium in Tampa, Florida had permanently set their cleats in historical cement to equate with Dr.…

Members of Omega Psi Phi Create the Hungry Club Forum of the Butler YMCA

In 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia… Members of Omega Psi Phi Create the Hungry Club Forum of the Butler YMCA The Butler Street YMCA, which opened its doors in 1894, was a pioneer in many respects to help close the racial divides that existed in the city which longtime Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield described as “too busy to hate,” however, it was not too busy to segregate. Notwithstanding the youthful activities the Y organized and funded for Black youngsters from all over Atlanta like basketball, field trips, tournaments and summer…

Will this election be the beginning of the end for America?

Will this election day be the beginning of the end for America? (Article Below – available for use) Will this election day be the beginning of the end for America? By Dr. H. J. Harris, author of “Solving the Race Issue In America” (www.solvingtheraceissue.com) As election day unfolds, many wonder if the words of President Abraham Lincoln are predictive of the future of America. Lincoln said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe the government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.” Lincoln felt that the ideals of…

Black Press Coverage of the 2020 Elections

Black Press Coverage of the 2020 Elections Facebook.com/BlackPressUSA: https://www.facebook.com/BlackPressUSA YouTube at BlackPressUSATV: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BlackPressUSATV 7 pm to 7:15 pm EST National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) goes live! NNPA Chair and Houston Forward Times Publisher Karen Carter Richards and NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., kick things off with opening remarks. 7:15 pm to 7:30 pm EST Special interview with Steve Corbett, who comes to us from Scranton, Pennsylvania, a key city that Trump and Biden have been fighting tooth and nail for and the national media has descended upon…

Message from Hosea Helps Elisabeth Omilami

I’ve heard that Martin Luther King Jr. did not want my dad Hosea Williams to March this time. Hosea had led many marches across the southeast by then, he was hired by Martin King because of his success in organizing and leading working people to march. Hosea was sent to this small Southern town to manage the movement there until Dr. King could get there. They had a phone call about the rising sentiment of the people there, especially about the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson and the decision was…

Black Men, Seize Your Power and Vote for Joe Biden

By Ramona Houston, Ph.D., PMP As we enter the final days of the 2020 election cycle, African American men have taken center stage in the conversation about this transformative election. Despite the political realities of the last four years, polling data shows a small, yet significant percentage of African American men supporting President Donald Trump, and another notable percentage choosing not to participate in the political process at all. Considering the current state of Black America, one thing is clear: African Americans have suffered immensely under the Trump administration. For…

African Americans, Protect, Preserve, and Push Forward Your Community, Nation and World: Vote for Biden

When voting for the president of the United States, historically, African Americans have more often than not felt compelled to vote against a candidate due to the threat the person poses to our community. Not until the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, who represented hope and change, did African Americans feel like we had someone to vote for. This year we have both. President Donald Trump’s egregious lack of leadership is a threat to the very existence of African Americans.  During his presidency, African Americans have lost jobs, wealth, health care, voter protections,…

Otis’ Dream

OTIS’ DREAM #VOTETHEDREAM Voting mattered then, and voting matters now! In 1946, when attempting to vote was literally deadly, some among us were willing to do whatever was necessary to vote. This film follows Otis Moss, Sr. through his day long journey to cast his ballot in rural Georgia. Powerful, poignant, and prescient as today’s struggles with voter suppression multiply.

2020 Elections: Restoring Hope and Expanding Opportunities

2020 Elections: Restoring Hope and Expanding Opportunities By Antoine M. Thompson While many of us are counting down the days until Election Day on Tuesday, November 3rd, most Americans, especially Black Americans are looking forward to the start of the New Year. This year was supposed to be a break-through moment because of the magic and mystique around 2020. Unfortunately, we have experienced a resurgence of police brutality, economic and racial turmoil, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, over half of black businesses are projected to close, over 2 million property…

The Election of 2020 and The Future of America

By Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. Every day, some speaker, writer, analyst, teacher, commentator or someone in casual conversation quotes the words of Dr. King. However, there are two things we often miss or avoid. The first is Dr. King’s total commitment to non-violence and social and political transformation – a revolution of values. Secondly, Dr. King’s sermon topic sent to the church secretary for the Sunday worship at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, before his assassination, “Why America May Go to Hell.” I had a conversation with…