This year for the first time ever, Mexico held a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead ) parade.
Trump certainly didn’t pioneer using the phrase “locker room talk” to describe hateful conversations between men about women. Yet, we should drop the euphemism and get to the ugly truth.
“African Americans seem to have an uncanny ability to magically terminate themselves when police are nearby. And, yet no major politician at the Democratic National Convention really talked about it.”
“Baio is not the first conservative Republican or even the first 21st century politician to hijack the idea of returning to the good ole days. Variants of “make America America again” failed to make magic for John Kerry and backfired on Rick Santorum. And no one can say that Langston Hughes has a copyright, of course, on any iteration of the tagline.”
“The National Center for PTSD estimates that annually 8 million people may grapple with the illness. Thanks to overplayed stereotypes in the media, there are many outdated or simply untrue notions about the illness.”
Hollywood still hasn’t had a “come to Jesus” moment on the harshness of black life in America.
For decades, her contributions to American history remained a well-kept secret. President Obama changed this when he awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
John H. Thompson
Madam CJ Walker is recognized as the first female self-made millionaire in the United States.
What does Black Lives Matter have to do with boycotting the Oscars?