A Cry From Inside: Parchman Prisoner’s Medical Conditions Have Gone Untreated for Months

Upon his family’s Plea, for help, We demand Parchman State Penitentiary take immediate action on behalf of Wesley Clayton who is being held on lock down. In fear of retaliation, we demand transparency to the families of all men’s medical treatment inside MDOC facilities henceforth. Approximately two weeks ago a Mississippi woman was contacted by her husband from inside Parchman State Penitentiary Unit 29. She was informed that he had broken his arm and has been refused medical attention for the injury for over a month. Upon seeking treatment he…

Go UnF*ck Yourself: 7 Factors in Optimizing Life in 2020

Like many of my conscious brothas and sistahs, my last ten years have been off the damn chain! The whos, whats, whens, wheres, and hows of the last decade have been extraordinary! We can’t be serious. Did you see the President? What about the Pope? We elected Donald Trump as US President and the Pope got in trouble for giving charity to the poor. It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not, even scientifically, we are effin screwed! We’re in a real live IDIOCRACY! The only thing we can consciously…

Black in the Day…In the Heart of the KKK

November 4, 1997: On this day Chuck E. Burris became the first Black mayor of Stone Mountain, Georgia. The town of Stone Mountain, Ga., holds the distinction of being the birthplace of the 20th Century revival of the Ku Klux Klan. The Dekalb County town and suburb of Atlanta also made history of another sort, when it elected its first African-American mayor on this day in 1997. The Ku Klux Klan proclaimed its 20th century rebirth on the granite mountain that gives the town its name. For decades white-hooded Klansmen flocked…

Black in the Day…A Million Strong

October 16, 1995: On this day a million Black men and children converged on DC. The Million Man March was a large gathering of African-American men in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1995 held on and around the National Mall.  This assembly of black men was organized and hosted by the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan who called for all able-bodied African American men to come to the nation’s capital to address the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities.  Although the Million Man March was proposed and organized primarily by…

Black in the Day…An FTC First

September 26, 1962: On this day A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., becomes the first African American member of the Federal Trade Commission.  In 1962 President Kennedy appointed Higginbotham to the Federal Trade Commission making him the youngest and first African American to ever serve on a federal regulatory commission. But this was not the only first that he accomplished. In 1964 Higginbotham was appointed the first African American Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by President Lyndon Johnson. By doing so, he became one of the youngest people…