In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today

James Mercer Langston Hughes, simply known to us as Langston Hughes, was only 65 years old when he died of complications from prostate cancer on May 22, 1967. That was 50 years ago today. The Joplin, Missouri born-raised in Lawrence, Kansas native, years before his death, was a defining figure of the Harlem Renaissance in theContinue reading “In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today”

Don’t Do Me Any Favors By Suspending Tomi’s Show

I had no desire to write about Tomi Lahren following her diatribe against Beyonce‘s Super Bowl 50 Halftime performance last year. While I absolutely agreed that Lahren was overly caustic in her verbal dissertation of the singer’s “Formation” set, and criminally tried to undercut The Black Panther Party in the process, I remained uninterested in a thinkContinue reading “Don’t Do Me Any Favors By Suspending Tomi’s Show”

Why I Used To Love Wearing My Scarf, Hijab Style

by C. Shardae “Shae” Jobson On February 1, the first day of Black History Month and National Freedom Day, unbeknownst to me, it was also the fifth annual World Hijab Day. Initiated by Nazma Khan, a Bangladesh-born Muslim who’s lived in New York since age eleven and raised in the knockabout Bronx, the purpose ofContinue reading “Why I Used To Love Wearing My Scarf, Hijab Style”