Tag Archives: African American

When Life Hands You Lemons…You Pull Your Pants Up

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CNN’s Don Lemon recently spoke about his thoughts regarding what he thinks African-American youth can do to improve their American experience. It caused quite a stir among the African-American community, especially given his agreement with points made by Bill O’Reilly. … Continue reading

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Black History Month – The Slave Code

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… By the 1600s, Africans were being transported to America as slaves, and eventually the African slave trade became a major part of the economy in North America. Slaves did not accept their fate without protest. As … Continue reading

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Black History Month – Ella P. Stewart

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Ella Nora Phillips Stewart was born on March 6, 1893 in Stringtown, West Virginia. With a love of nature and an exceptional interest in learning, she attended high school at the age of twelve at the … Continue reading

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Black History Month – Andrew Jackson Beard

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The Intellectual Revolution presents… Andrew Jackson Beard was born a slave in Jefferson County, Alabama, and spent the first 15 years of his life as a slave on a small farm. A year after he was emancipated, he married and … Continue reading

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Black History Month – The Tuskegee Experiment

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With February being Black History Month (BHM), I usually try to provide others with information which usually is not well-known. You can look back at last year’s posts and see information about many firsts in black history; the first black … Continue reading

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Middle of Nowhere – Movie Trailer (2012)

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Another movie trailer for y’all that I think will make for a good watch. It is Middle of Nowhere directed by Ava DuVernay and it won her the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Award for Best Director!!! She is the very first … Continue reading

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Black Collegiate Fraternities Given National Recognition

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Amongst all the negativity often surrounding collegiate fraternities, it was nice to see something that speaks to a portion of the good in which they are often engaged. A list was composed comparing the 75 fraternities that are members of the North-American … Continue reading

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Some HBCU Love

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I received an email from one of my frat brothers today about the top HBCUs in 2012. I was happy to see that our alma mater, none other than Xavier University of Louisiana, was tied for #5 of the 50 schools listed. Although … Continue reading

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Artistry, Photography, and Poetry – Milbert Brown

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This post features the work of the distinguished writer, multi-media designer, photographer, etc., Mr. Milbert Brown. His list of achievements, awards, and titles are ongoing, as is his influence on up and coming journalists, artists, designers, and photographers.  I will … Continue reading

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Why Am I Not Surprised?

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While watching the ongoing news coverage of the Trayvon Martin case, there is something that keeps bugging me. While it is terrible that an innocent young man lost his life over ignorance and essentially a hate crime, the thing that … Continue reading

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