Category Archives: Columnists

Hijacking Black media to undermine musicians’ rights

Melvin Gibbs is the President of the Content Creators Coalition.

Melvin Gibbs is the President of the Content Creators Coalition.

Traditional media has a long history of neglecting the Black community and an equally long history of refusing to give us a fair hearing or equal time. To be heard, African Americans created media outlets like this one—and in its storied history, the Black Press has spoken truth to power as “soldiers without swords” in the fight for racial justice.

How do we Safeguard the Grove?

Land owned by Black Grovites to become active and spark commerce on Grand Avenue

Approaches to slow down gentrification differ

MKTplace at Goombay Plaza in Coconut Grove

Gentrification Causes Urban De-negrofication

by Bishop James D. Adams, pastor, St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church

Historic African-American neighborhoods in big cities are in decline. Miami’s historic Overtown, formerly know as Colored Town during segregation, and Liberty City — urban communities that were once swollen with Black people and sweltering with Black culture — are losing residents and the political clout that goes with it. Currently these

UNBOUND

by Phil McCullough

WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LET THIS GREAT COUNTRY of America forget about how this country was founded.

Its strengths and unity and even its test of failure has taught all of us a lesson to trust and build a relationship amongst ourselves. We have come a long ways with test and

Stop Re-gentrification Make The ‘Hood’ Great Again

By Lucius Gantt

Nowadays it seems like everybody wants to make something great again. Russians are trying to make Moscow great again. Environmentalists are trying to make the planet great again. Financial institutions seek to make predatory lenders great again.

And, klansmen, neo-nazis, skinheads and conservative bigots are screaming make America great again!

I believe people of African descent in America and around the world should unite and make the ‘hood’ great again!

Figuratively speaking, Black neighborhoods everywhere should rise from the dead!

Let Black Kids Just Be Kids

George Zimmerman admitted at his 2012 bail hearing that he misjudged Trayvon Martin’s age when he killed him. “I thought he was a little bit younger than I am,” he said, meaning just under 28. But Trayvon was only 17.

What may be most tragic about Mr. Zimmerman’s miscalculation is that it’s widespread. To many people, black boys seem older than they are: In one study, people overestimated their ages by 4.5 years. This contributes to a false perception that black boys are less childlike than white boys.

NASA Denounces Slaves on Mars Conspiracy Theory with Alex Jones shout out

How Did I Miss That? An Island Appears Off East Coast;

NASA Denies Keeping Slaves on Mars

Steve Russell

CNN reported a new island has appeared practically overnight off the coast of North Carolina in an area protected as Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

“There is no truth to the rumor,” my cousin Ray Sixkiller assured me, “that the Eastern Band Cherokees sent a party of explorers to ‘discover’ the new island.”

Republicans Winning and Democrats No Plan or Platform

By Roger Caldwell

Democrats can never win in America, without the Black vote, and a progressive platform.

Trump and the Republicans are winning with poll numbers in the thirties, and the Democratic leadership has no strategy to change the trajectory of this administration. The Republicans control the House, the Senate and the Executive Branch, and there appears nothing the Democrats can do.

The Democrats can filibuster, resist, and obstruct the Republicans policies, but when it is time for a vote, the Republicans win. In the House they win by 24 votes, and in the Senate they win by 2 votes.