Black History Month Spotlight: Vangie Williams – Author of The Broken Life Journals

Name and Title:  Vangie Williams author of The Broken Life Journals What do you do and why? I am a genealogist, historian, and author. I love all elements of my life but none more than history, especially the history behind the history, the families who lived and died for the history. It is my mission to tell the history through Read More …

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Did You Know Madison Pettis is Black?

I thought she was of Hispanic descent because she portrayed the daughter of a Hispanic President on the Disney series, Cory in the House, but apparently she is of African-American, Irish, French, and Italian heritage. My daughter, Senia, says that she knew she was black because, and I quote, “I saw some black in her and she has hair like mine.” Read More …

The Half Series – When Black People Look White (2 of 3)

PART TWO Katie Burrell with her son: Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 35 seconds. Contains 919 words Most of you are guessing that Katie’s ethnic background is Black and White. Keep on guessing. The truth will be revealed in the third and final installment of this series along with an exclusive interview with Katie. As I stated in the beginning, Read More …

Poll: Is Racism Worse Post Obama?

We’ve all seen the crazy headlines where some White person has gone bananas on some random Black person and President Obama’s threat rate is up to 400%. Sure, it’s great that we live in a world where a Black man is finally running thangs, but are we better off for it?  

Ask Dangerous Lee – Why is it so difficult to refer to Barack Obama as President Obama?

Q: Why is it so difficult for some journalists to refer to Barack Obama as President Obama? -BlackFire40 A: This is a rhetorical question, I believe, but I’ll play along. Because, c’mon, we all know what the short answer is – racism. But, I’ll answer in long form. It’s difficult because they’re expected to do something that they didn’t always Read More …