Afro Latino History Is Black History 

So one of my friends was telling about a conversation he was having in class with his teacher and students about there is no such thing as an Afro Latino. He told them yes there is because one of my friends is an Afro Latina. So the teacher asked,“what is that?” He told her that…

Racist or A Bad Joke? 

I recently watched a video of comedian George Lopez at one of his comedy shows. As he was telling a joke about Latinos, he stated, “There’s two rules in the f*cking Latino family. Don’t marry anyone black and don’t park in front of their house.” @georgelopez you'd think after having your entire country and people…

Where’s My Refund? New Law Expected to Delay Tax Refunds in 2017

Are you ready to file your income tax? If so, there are some important changes you need to know about for the 2016 tax year. To help us better understand the new IRS tax updates for 2017 (2016 tax year), I reached out to Sellena Roberson Hunter, owner of 1st United Tax and Accounting, LLC. Here’s…

Serena Williams Wins the Auckland Classic Defeating Pauline Parmentier

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Jan 2, 2017, 8:43 PM ET Serena Williams mixed flashes of form and occasional bouts of frustration as she ended four months on the sidelines with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Pauline Parmentier on Tuesday in the first round of the ASB Classic.Top-seeded Williams had to wait…

SPECIAL EDITION: The Color Line

I do not know if it was premonition… a few months ago before the election of Donald Trump, The Color Line exhibition was announced in France at the Quai Branly Museum. The term “Color Line” was originally used as a reference to the racial segregation that existed in the United States after the abolition of…

Standing Rock Water Protectors Under Attack

While you were sleeping, Standing Rock water protectors were attacked with tear gas, water hoses and rubber bullets. Over 400 Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors were trapped on the HWY 1806 bridge while trying to remove two burned out vehicles that had been illegally blocking traffic since October 2016. As temperatures dropped below freezing, Morton…

National Voter Registration Day: DON’T BOO. VOTE

Our lives begin to end the day we become SILENT about things that matter.       -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Today is National Voter Registration Day. If you have not registered to vote, NOW is the time to make sure it gets done. There are so many important elections this year. So, it is…

Who Has Donald Trump’s Ear?

This is the question a lot of people maybe wondering or just haven’t thought about it. I came across a recent video of Trump’s speech he did at a rally. His topic at the moment was about African-Americans. He says, “What Do You Have To Lose?” I didn’t quite understand what he meant by that…

Remembering Michael Brown: why black youth are branded as criminals

by Carl Suddler, University of Delaware Two years ago, on August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American teenager, was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Two years have passed since the recent high school graduate was denied the opportunity to begin his next stage of life: college. Brown was…