At the risk of sounding insensitive, the writer of this piece argues that forgoing a night of dancing at prom, that oh-so coveted walk across the stage, and the bevy of cookouts this summer should count among the very least of 2020 graduates’ problems.
For the sake of our Pan-African nation, and the millions of youth who remain oppressed in it, we must strive to raise above our differences and commit to direct action that produces more results of merit for several generations to come.
Direct control over one’s affairs - economic, political, and cultural -- counts as a matter of human rights and indicates the maturity of a nation. Despite nominal independence and acquisition of some civil liberties, Africans across the Diaspora have none... Continue Reading →
Even as he advocated for repatriation and the forming of an independent African nation, The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey encouraged political participation among Africans in the United States, defining politics as the process by which We ensure the government works... Continue Reading →
We must revamp the dialogue and prioritize the procreation of healthy children and families, ensured through the union between conscious Black men and women.
Despite assurances that administrators would prioritize teacher safety, and that of the greater school population, an overtly opaque investigation into a student’s attempted assault against an instructor, the latest in a series of questionable events to take place in a D.C. charter school, recently culminated in the instructor’s termination, with no explanation from school officials.
When the time comes for concerted action, all We can offer is reactionary movement against forces impeding Black progress, when all along We should have been prepared to tackle Our current-day issues with an established Black-centered infrastructure, ran similarly to a separate government, or at the very least, a federation of governing bodies.
Once approved, D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan will determine how land in the District will be used, whether it’s for the benefit of longtime residents or major developers eager to expand their influence over a gentrified city. The stakes are high, so... Continue Reading →
It’s incumbent on the D.C. Council as a unit to think long and hard about the implications of this move.