The Power of Black Money in the Aftermath of Ferguson

If you can’t appreciate my right to live, I won’t appreciate your right to profit!

ELF Is a Great Family Holiday Movie With a Plot That Makes No Damn Sense

Will Ferrell’s “Elf” is a wonderful film to watch with your family over the holidays, as long as you don’t pay any attention to the actual story…

Why I Write – To Prove Myself

Sustained by a stubborn conviction that he could do it better than some of the literary “greats,” Man Shman learned that writing was simply too important to NOT do.

‘Meet the Press’ Needs to Meet Diversity

NBC’s weekly news program needs some color along with its edge.

How to be a Publishing Parent—and Help Diversify Children’s Literature

Personalized stories for your children now have a much wider reach.

The Book War That Authors Have Already Lost

J.E. Fishman questions the importance of publishing companies in a book’s success.

That Time a 7 Year-Old Pitched Me His Story

Standing in front of a corner store on a hot June day in Philly, a former student tells me why he’s newsworthy.

Donald Sterling, Mark Cuban and the Bigger Picture We’re Not Seeing

B.O.L.D member Joshua Rivers has a change of heart on the Donald Sterling fiasco, calls for extermination!

Hood Disease Is Real; So Will it Be Considered in the Courtroom?

Since affluenza works as a get out of jail free card for the rich, what benefits can victims of ‘Hood Disease’ look forward to?

The Lies We Tell Black Boys and the Truth They Deserve to Hear

We need to stop teaching our black boys how to survive in a world not designed for them, and instead show them how to design a world that will allow them to thrive as individuals.

What I Learned While Teaching Black Boys

Black boys matter. They care, and they have value.

What Meek Mill and Darrin Manning Have in Common

Rapper Meek Mill and Darrin Manning were both stopped on Girard Avenue in Philly because they looked suspicious, which is code word for black.