Category Archives: Perspective

The Gantt Report – The Devil and the Babies

By Lucius Gantt

I try to respect all religions. I don’t tell people when or what they should believe in or how they should worship.
However, in my mind, it is obvious that you can’t serve two different Masters!

How the Government Built a Trap for Black Youth

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Elizabeth Hinton’s richly researched new book barrels toward one chilling conclusion: beginning as early as the Johnson administration, federal authorities-regardless of political affiliation-

SHE’S A BAD MAMá JAMá: Underworld to the Underbelly Drug War”

by Morsheborlatin Zonta Varbon-Fait Accompli

This is the hardest article to have put in words.
The words were filtrated, articulated, matriculated, infiltrated, only to deviate as we enter the caverns and caves away from the norm of what we call proper journalism.

Black Youth Must Take the Mantle of Leadership in America

Now Is the Time for For Black Youth To Carry On…

By Jeffrey L. Boney (NNPA Newswire Political Analyst)

Without being given much direction, Black youth have seemingly taken matters into their own hands, relative to their future here in America, by strategizing, organizing and mobilizing.

Accountability: More Than Just A Campaign “Botty Call”

Since qualifying has ended and the voter registration deadline loops, candidates for political office are engaging in debates and forums and opening local campaign offices. It is definitely not a sleepy midterm election coming up Nov. 6, neither should it be considered

Bear cubs are left to drown by their mother,

before fishermen step in to save them

Bear & cubs are part of the animal kingdom and the animal kingdom is one that we will never truly understand – no matter how hard we try. Jane Goodall tried her hardest to integrate into the world of wild chimpanzees, David Attenborough has attempted to show us the deepest and darkest spots in the ocean, and Steve Irwin has even tried to prove that crocodiles

Not Star Wars but Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory

phillip jackson

Phillip Jackson, Founder and Chairman, Board of Directors The Black Star Project

If Howard Shultz wasn’t the founder of Starbucks, he would have been one of the boycott protesters with us. He said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” by the arrest of two Black men in a Starbucks Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who were taken away by police and subsequently

The Housing Crisis Didn’t Just Happen, It Was Created

Affordable Housing Matters

We didn’t just end up in the housing crisis; we’ve always been there. Based on the lack of progress and widespread inequities when it comes to access to housing, we’ve actually been there far too long.

The type of housing that we stand in need of now, is practically the same housing we marched for in the 1960s. Back then, leaders and civil rights groups joined together to demand housing that was safe, decent and affordable. And, as a result of their efforts, in 1968 the Fair Housing Act was passed.