“I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot!”

I’ve been very open about my frustration regarding intraracial violence in my community. And I’m happy to have come across an organization, based in Chicago, IL, that’s just as frustrated. They’ve had enough, and they’re doing something about it. “I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot” Founded by philanthropist and business owner Early Walker, I’m Telling Don’t Shoot…

Ile Omode School

Greetings Everyone, I came across another African-centered institution for Black youth that I had to spotlight. Ile Omode School Based in Oakland, California, the Ile Omode School is an African-centered school founded by the Wo’Se Community of the Sacred African Way. They are an independent and private institution that teaches children from preschool through 8th…

The Kamali Academy

Greetings Everyone, If you’ve been following this blog, then you’ve seen me stress the importance of African children receiving an African-centered education. Well, I found another homeschooling institution that I had to spotlight here on Honest Media. The Kamali Academy Founded by Dr. Samori Camara, the Kamali Academy is an Afrikan-centered homeschooling program that serves…

Dr. Umar Johnson Has An Announcement!

For the past few years, I’ve followed one of the most prolific speakers of my lifetime—Dr. Umar Johnson. He’s been one of the few to speak unapologetically about the condition of African people worldwide, providing solutions centered around African sovereignty. Many within my community and outside have found his arguments to be extremely problematic, mainly…

The XyayX Institute

Greetings Everyone, In a previous post, I addressed the percentage of African American youth that are being homeschooled. With the biased curriculum in our Public School System, it only makes sense that more parents take matters into their own hands and educate our children. So I wanted to spotlight another African-centered school that’s doing just…

Sista’s Keeper Magazine

Greetings Folks, As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, highlighting media outlets who provide substantial content is essential on this blog; especially those platforms marketed towards our youth. So I wanted to spotlight a magazine for Black girls. Sista’s Keeper Magazine Founded by LaPorsha Lowry, Sista’s Keeper Magazine is not just a magazine but a…

BPM: Building Power Minds

Greetings Folks, I’ve been hearing a lot of leftists conversations about masculinity as well as the supposed negative effects that it has on society. Apparently, when men subscribe to a traditional code of conduct—being a protector, provider, and leader for their families—we’re no longer revered for demonstrating manhood but demonized for being archaic and “toxic.”…

Black Girls Code

Greetings Folks, For the past few years, I’ve been witnessing a movement happening with Black women. From Black Girls Rock to #BlackGirlMagic to the natural hair movement, Black women all over the world have taken it upon themselves to empower generations of young Black girls to not only love themselves but to aspire to be…

S.T.E.P

Greetings Good People, A few weeks back I finished reading The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and The Dilemmas of Black Manhood by Professor Tommy Curry. His book provided a detailed analysis of the disproportionate victimization of Black men throughout American history, as well as present-day. Although the information was substantial, I found myself disappointed with how…

Rolodex

I had a conversation with my mother the morning after the election regarding the obvious shock permeating throughout the country. We touched based on a variety of topics that led to Donald Trump’s win as well as the future and what it may hold for our family. Our discussion ended up being my catharsis for the day…

Beyond Scared of The Circumstance, Not The Kids

“African-American youth, I mean, to a point where they’ve just about never done more poorly, there’s no spirit, there’s killings on an hourly basis virtually in places like Baltimore and Chicago and many other places. There’s no spirit.” – Donald Trump   “I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old…