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    Real Reasons to Celebrate Black American History & Pioneers

    We may have had to sit in the back of the bus, but it doesn’t mean we weren’t the first on the bus. Although Black History has been relegated to only one month, some of you may recall it used to be only one week. The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter Woodson and the Association for the study of Negro life announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week.” This week was chosen because it marked the birthdays of both former president Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  People, especially those of color may have an issue with Black History…

  • Politics,  Race

    Black Democratic Voters Unchained, Republicans Unchanged: Politics as Usual

    In the wake of a paradigm shifting election where evangelical Christians voted overwhelmingly for a devout Mormon, a black man was reelected as president in spite of a stalling economy and the long discussed demographic clout of the growing Hispanic population was finally felt, one voting bloc remained unchanged; black people still continued to vote overwhelmingly democratic. With Charles Krauthammer leading the charge, bringing the Hispanic vote into the republican fold has been agreed upon prescription for future Republican success (and understandably so), but with margins so thin in swing states, why no push to bring the naturally conservative black voter back into the party of Lincoln? Understanding why black…