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Midterms 2018: Will Black Voters Put Trump in Check?

For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote…you are dishonoring your family. You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering, and their dreams. … —Oprah Winfrey That powerful message represented the call to action delivered by one …

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Oakland Mayor Candidate, Cat Brooks, On the Issues

Cat Brooks is gearing up for one of the biggest moments of her life—a race to become the new mayor in Oakland, California. “I’m running because the people — hundreds of Oaklanders — asked me to,” said Brooks. “I am deeply concerned about the direction in which our city is …

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Gentrification, ‘Negro Removal,’ and a Housing Crisis

Gentrification involves the transformation of under-invested, predominately poor communities from low value to high value. During this transformation, long-time residents and businesses are displaced; unable to afford higher rents, mortgages, and property taxes. For some, gentrification is a process of renovating deteriorated urban neighborhoods through the influx of more affluent …

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10 of the Most Successful Black Producers in Hollywood

Just who are the most successful black producers in Hollywood?  Well, according to the Producers Guild of America they are engaged in decision-making functions, script revisions, and casting decisions, among other things. Other criteria: individuals had to have produced five or more films; at least three of those titles had …

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