The Evolution of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each person on this earth has a path that formed who they are today and who they will be tomorrow. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s path was to be known worldwide and his message of nonviolent protest with progression based on the transformation of human ideology would live on forever. But Dr. King, like any other human, learned like the rest of us and was just as vulnerable through trial and errors of life. At age 12, a young & passionate Michael King (that was his birth name before his father changed it to Martin Luther in 1930), jumped out of … Continue reading The Evolution of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From Janitor to Ph.D.: 4 Tips To Turning Your Tragedy Into Triumph

by: Shaun Marq Anderson This life can be marred with tragedies, regrets, and setbacks. Moreover, these obstacles can leave a person searching, hoping, and pleading for a break. But what if you can turn your tragedy into triumph, your pain into peace, and your setback into a setup for greatness? Take it from me, I have ridden the roller-coaster of life and I have decided to use my mistakes as a launching pad! Years ago, one could have considered me as the stereotypical urban youth that gets plastered on mainstream media day-in and day-out: black, fatherless home, born into poverty, … Continue reading From Janitor to Ph.D.: 4 Tips To Turning Your Tragedy Into Triumph

Donnie McClurkin: ‘You Can’t Call Me Homophobic if I’ve Been in Homosexuality’

Aug 13, 2013 By By Jazmine Pendleton and Tonya Pendleton Pastor Donnie McClurkin says that it was wrong of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington organizers to remove him from the lineup of a concert last weekend celebrating the anniversary. The Long Island, N.Y. based pastor made national news when he was asked by  Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s office to leave the show. The Mayor’s office issued a statement that read: “The Arts and Humanities Commission and Donnie McClurkin’s management decided that it would be best for him to withdraw because the purpose of the event … Continue reading Donnie McClurkin: ‘You Can’t Call Me Homophobic if I’ve Been in Homosexuality’

It’s Time For Black Women To Say, ‘Hell No!’

NEWS ONE For Black America Jul 12, 2013 By Tamika Mallory-Pictured below Over the July 4th weekend, I was in New Orleans with about 500,000 others.  It was the Essence Music Festival, and as a 33-year-old Black woman fighting every day for equality and justice, I can’t even describe the feeling of being surrounded by strong like-minded women (and the men who love and support us).  Participating in a panel on Saturday titled “Moving Forward/Solutions for Fearless Black Women,” I was joined by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Joy-Ann Reid, Dr. C. Nicole Mason, and others as we collectively said enough is … Continue reading It’s Time For Black Women To Say, ‘Hell No!’