Juneteenth and New Black Literature; Q&A with Author Carl Waters

As many of the readers of this site are aware, today is Juneteenth. Many of you are aware of the historical significance, so I wont rehash that. Today, I want to introduce you to an author by the name of Carl Waters. I had the opportunity to get a quick Q and A with him between radio slots this week. POS:  What is the meaning of Juneteenth to you in this day and age as a Black author? CW: Juneteenth is African-American Emancipation Day. It’s a time to remember all that my ancestors had to go through so that I...

Jackson Mayor and Activist Chokwe Lumumba Passes

The Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi Chokwe Lumumba has died. Reports began coming in this evening on the unexpected death of this long time activist. Affiliated with the Republic of New Afrika, Mr. Lumumba only won his seat as mayor back in June of 2013. His election was seen as a victory for Black politics. It showed that an open progressive candidate can win in a a space with a Black plurality. In an era of increasingly dire circumstances for Black America, a model of Black politics that can win elections is vital. Unfortunately, the people of Jackson and those of...

105th Anniversary of NAACP

  Today marks the 105th Anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. It has lead key struggles for African-Americans for a century, and continues to remain active. To find out more about the NAACP and its numerous accomplishments, visit the NAACP History page