Aretha Franklin leaves an iconic legacy instrumental in changing popular music the world over.
One such contribution is Wright’s weekly podcast Double Consciousness which explores, in part, the W.E.B. DuBois concept of what it means to have a divided identity while navigating dominant culture politics and social norms as artists of color.
Life is tough enough facing everyday issues without discrimination making things harder. Black Twitter has managed to help mete out social media justice against the Permit Patty’s and Barbecue Becky’s of the world – causing them to lose jobs, businesses, and reputations.
“People can be mad at me for bringing the superintendent to the neighborhood. I’m always going to make sure those in power, especially White folks in power, hear from my people. Whether I have to bring them to get yelled out or people want to come to the Capitol and meet with them. Work collaboratively toward a real solution. I’m not tripping about that meeting. It was a good meeting.”
MAD DADS (Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder), a grassroots outreach organization for the community by the communit, fights the proverbial good fight, stepping up for safety on our streets. Its members wear their trademark green T-shirts, meeting and greeting the public with a positive message.
It’s common knowledge that, contrary to the concept of re-entering life with a fresh start, incarcerated men and women come back into the world with an indelible mark on their records. Having been to prison hangs around one’s neck like a stone, hindering pursuit of vital necessities, most importantly employment and housing.
“I had a lot of different perspectives I wanted to [share with] the community. NEON gave me a tremendous opportunity to form all those experiences and provide a direction that will last for a while at the organization. This was my next step,” said Marcus Owens
The cast is loaded with heavyweight names, giving rise to speculation that Forrest Whitaker, one of the producers, called in a few friendly favors.
You want to talk bias? What in the hell does this have to do with his being riddled with bullets? Journalistic justification after the fact?
For decades, Peavey Park has maintained a deadly stronghold degrading the quality of life in an otherwise pleasant community. At the infamous intersection of Chicago and Franklin avenues, crack zombies loom in full force during the summer, and intermittently all winter.