Big Chief of the Week-3 Big Chief Alfred Womble

The Cheyenne Gang is the only full bloodline tribe in New Orleans. Chief Al has been masking for 46 years and with his wife (Wanda Womble) as his Big Queen been masking with him for 30 yrs.

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Austin, Ill., the community where I live, in the heart of the Congressional District I represent, includes the zip code with the largest number of releases from the Illinois Department of Corrections

President Trump’s Cruel War on Children President, Children’s Defense Fund

Our nation’s budget should reflect our nation’s professed values, but President Trump’s 2018 Federal Budget, “A New Foundation for America’s Greatness,” radically does the opposite.

Mia X: No Limits to Giving Back to the Community

Mia X, is a hip-hop legend most notably known for her work with Master P and his No Limit Records; where she released three albums with two of them going gold. Putting her stamp on the rap game

B-CU Grads Protest Betsy “DeVoid” in Epic Fashion

I could not be more proud of the students at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) than if I had raised them myself. Responding to the university’s very late selection of Education Secretary Betsy

Blackonomics Time for Black Fraternities and Sororities to Step Up

Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal; this is business?” And at the end of the movie, Scotty said to Nino

Let Me Find Out about Fifth Ward Weebie…Taking Over The Big Easy

Jerome Cosey A-K-A Fifth Ward Weebie is known as a bounce and rap phenomenon that’s known to rock parties with his high-energy songs. A few years ago

We Still Must Get the Every Student Succeeds Act Right

In late March, President Trump signed a resolution to invalidate a regulation designed to help implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Jerome “DJ Jubilee” Temple: All About “Serving” the 5-0-4

Many know Jerome “DJ Jubilee” Temple as the King of Bounce, the first to use the word “Twerk” and the man behind the dances; with his classic song “Stop Pause (Jubilee All)” released in 1993 on the iconic

Remember the Chibok Girls

On Thursday, April 14, 2017, the world marked three years since Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School

They Got What They Wanted, A White Supremacy Wish Sandwich

There was a 1956 Rhythm and Blues song by a group called the Chips entitled “Rubber Biscuit.” The song has a quick beat and some vocal breaks in which the lead singer explains what a Wish Sandwich was.

CBC Opposes Nomination of Judge Gorsuch and the Senate Should Too

On January 31, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Gorsuch’s lifelong appointment to the court would have serious consequences

Mr. President, What If It Was Your Mama?

During the summer before the election, then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, added this message to his speeches: “You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good

It’s Time for Black Parents to Stand Up for the Every Student Succeeds Act

Today, across the United States in nearly every African American community, millions of parents are striving to do all that they can to ensure

“Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”

Whether on social media or otherwise, they listen to you and understand, ask your opinion, seek your wisdom, and look to your lead. With them, you live a good life. Have followers like those