“The difference between the black man and the white man is this. We move through the world playing defense. We don’t have the capacity to play offense. We are constantly looking for the moment when we are going to be disrupted so we walk through the world very aware that the world views you a certain way. So you gotta play defense and you gotta play it smooth. When you don’t get disrupted like that you walk through the world going: huh! What could I build there, how can I make this work?” You play offense. Your whole flow is different!”
– MAHERSHALA ALI
Last year we profiled Brazilian Revolutionary turned Politician Marielle Franco’s assassination. Franco, who became an advocate against police brutality after her friend, a Black man was murdered by cops. After fighting for the people of Brazil she too succumbed to the same fate. It was long rumored that the “Drive by” that killed her and her driver was politically driven. Now 2 days before the anniversary of her death two former police officers have been arrested in her murder. Here’s the link to our story on her life:
Here’s also the link to the story of their capture:
Joe Clair, the legendary Host, comedian, and radio & TV personality recently celebrated his 50th birthday in culmination with the release of his 1st studio rap album “New Music for Old Niggas!” Know for creating the freestyle cipher section of BET’s “Rap City” fans have been waiting awhile for the comedian to actually jump In the booth to record those bars! Here’s the 1st video off the album titled “Gone” which reflects the messages Joe speaks on daily on his “Joe Clair Morning Show” in Washington DC
On this day March 12, 1941 the “Fair Employment Practice Committee” (FEPC) was created to help African Americans and other minorities gain access to better job opportunities.
Through reconstruction many Blacks were unable to sustain a livable wage due to the shut out of blacks from civil work and trades. The committee was put in place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The true purpose was to ban the government and unions from employing minorities during war time as we were entering World War 2. Having a knack for using people and throwing them away, after WW2 funding for the commettiee was cut and thus the problems with employment we faced before we continue to face today.