The Vestiges of Racism, while blaming the victim – The Murders during the week of July 4, 2016


 an essay The week of July 4, 2016 started with great fanfare.  Many beamed with pride as the Nation celebrated its independence, although some African-Americans pondered the great Frederick Douglass’ comments admonishing those claiming freedom and independence for all, while at the same time the country was in the height of slavery!   Then, all … Continue reading

A Tribute to Historian Marable Manning


There has been much discussion since the untimely death of historian Marable Manning.  The way his book on Malcolm X has been embraced or not embraced, depending on your perspective is quite interesting. There was a two hour symposium held on May 4, 2011.  You can access the clip by clicking on the link.  Unfortunately … Continue reading

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