Ask Dangerous Lee: Do you think Black History Month is necessary?

Q: Do you think Black History Month is necessary? Eric S. Chicago, IL A: Of course it is. I am always baffled by this question and by those, especially Black people, that think we have come far enough to ignore our history. Yes, Black history is American history, but so much of our history is not included in American history Read More …

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Black History Month Spotlight: Jarid Manos

Name and Title: Jarid Manos – Green Leader, Social Transformation Activist, Thought Leader, Author, Environmentalist What do you do and why? Founder and CEO of Great Plains Restoration Council (GPRC). Based in Houston, Texas, the organization works to restore and protect the nation’s shattered prairies and plains through developing youth and young adult leaders in Ecological Health. What mark have Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Melva F. Miller

  Name and Title:  Melvia F. Miller (Consultant/Educator) What do you do and why? I have been an educator and instructional designer for many years. I publish books, DVDs, and other materials — with the goal of helping to empower and enlighten others. I also created a board game, titled: ECO-OPOLY. We promote our online TRUE HISTORY MUSEUM for the Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Carolyn Mattocks

Name and Title:  Carolyn Mattocks, CEO/Founder What do you do and why? I created the “I Can Do Anything” Organization, Inc. in order to give youth an early start. It is important for youth to start early on their path to success. I also want to show youth the importance of history by demonstrating examples of success through historical achievements. Read More …

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 …

Black History Month Spotlight: Deborah L. Parker

Name and Title: Deborah L. Parker, Author, Speaker and Principal Consultant, The DPJ Training Group What do you do and why? I conduct seminars on leadership, diversity and communications for organizations to enhance their employee’s knowledge and performance. This work allows me to share my gifts of teaching with insight from everyday situations at work and community. I also write Read More …

Movie Review: Red Tails

Red Tails is a very important film, one that almost never saw the light of day because Hollywood did not know how to market a film with an all Black cast. You market a film with all brown people the same way you would market any other action film. Hollywood is certainly not having a problem shoving a War Horse Read More …

Flint Stuff Spotlight: D Fro – Delirious Days

This music video, made by D-Fro (a producer/MC out of the Owosso/Flint area) and directed by label mate Tim Evans, promotes you to never give up on yourself, even if the world around us wants us to sometimes. D-Fro is an advocate for self-discovery and awareness of world affairs. Check out more at www.fb.com/dfromusic. Note: Original video has been removed Read More …

Taiwan: Where a Nigger Can Be King

This image has gone viral! It is a photo of a real hip hop clothing store in Taiwan. I have learned that because of their understanding of hip hop music and culture that NIGGER is commonly used when referring to Black people. They mean no harm, they are simply ignorant to what the word NIGGER means and represents. However, this Read More …

Movie Review: The Smurfs 3D

Absolutely hated it! Before seeing the film, I hated that the Smurfs were even being made into a live action film. Was this really needed or necessary? Which movie exec said, “You know what we need, a Smurfs movie!”. No, we didn’t, and we especially did not need them to arrive in New York City. I hated the way the Read More …