Back in 2008, as John McCain accepts the Republican party nod for president, Sen. Barack Obama appeared on The O'Reilly Factor.
I readCornel West‘s “Race Matters” with more of a sense of obligation than any real interest. The book’s been out since ’94 and I only got around to reading it this year, so that should tell you something. See, I think the “Black people as a scientific study” books have only been done right once: […]
Barack Obama stepped triumphantly into history Wednesday night, the first black American to win a major party presidential nomination, as thousands of Democrats transformed their convention hall into a joyful, shouting celebration. The son of a black Kenyan father and a white American mother is now one victory from becoming president of a nation where, […]
“Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a statement I made about the influence of blacks on Obama’s historic campaign, people have been stopping me to express a common sentiment: If you’re white you can’t open your mouth without being accused of being racist. They see Obama’s playing the race card throughout […]
https://vimeo.com/254782459 As the saying goes, you don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you come from. And for many Black people, especially during Black History Month, those words prove to be so true when presented with some related trivia. Kazeem Famuyide, a 30-year-old sports journalist from New York City, likely represents a […]
There may be nothing sweeter than success, but the road to achieving it should involve some ironic and unanticipated twists and turns that should seem like more like a detour than a shortcut. At least that’s how sports journalist Kazeem Famuyide explained his circuitous route to becoming a media professional. His words of wisdom? ”Fail […]
Seeing is believing, and so it only makes sense that the imagery associated with certain successes can many times provide the inspiration to turn an idea into reality. Perhaps nowhere else is this more true than with African-Americans, who still have a ways to go but have managed to make great strides in having their […]