20-year-old black woman runs for St. Petersburg, Florida City Council on platform of reparations and black community control of the police

On Monday, March 6, 2017, 20-year-old Eritha “Akilé” Cainion threw her hat into the race to become the next councilperson for District 6 in St. Petersburg. She made the announcement while standing in front of the recently shutdown St. Petersburg, Florida Walmart with her proud parents and a group of enthusiastic supporters. “I am 20 […]

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An Open Letter to Dr. Anthony Jenkins, President of West Virginia State University: Kill the “Epic Love Story”

Editors Note:  This letter was sent to West Virginia State University President Dr. Anthony Jenkins on August 25, 2016.  He responded by setting a meeting with the author. In the meeting, he explained that as the new President he wasn’t aware of the story and agreed that it should not represent the school.  He laid […]

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Detroit Public School Closures Cause Crisis for Poor and Working Class Africans Families

by Ayobunmi Bandele The State of Michigan has been trying for some time now to reform its public schools in the majority African city of Detroit,   they say in an effort to boost academic performance. With the intervention of Trump’s Education Secretary and billionaire heiress Betsy Devos, Detroit Public Schools (DPS) has been on the […]

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