Word In Black

Word In Black

Just a Bike Ride Away

Grandkids might not yet fully understand how fortunate they are to have grandparents in their lives, but one day they will.

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Word In Black

Gov. Vetoes Black Caucus Bills

One of the proposed bills would have required settlements and judgements from allegations of improper police conduct to be made public. By Antonio R. Harvey

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Lifestyle

I Killed George: A Story of Healing from Abuse

I do believe that my steps are divinely ordered.  I believe this situation was tailor-made for me. When I first heard his name, I did not run home to my bed. I don’t even think I recognized it as a past trigger.

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Sports

HBCU Sports: Deion Sanders Understands the Assignment

In response to this discomfort, one place of solace many black students turned to were coming home to HBCU’s. Enrollment has shot up across the country as many of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  With many black athletes starting to feel disenchanted with southern white male coaches at major universities, now they are exploring other options.  That option is playing ball at an HBCU.  Big name recruits that would have scoffed at going to an HBCU years ago are now considering it.

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Black History

A Conversation with David Rodriguez – PART 3

First of all, the term “Afro-Latino” was coined by Arturo Schomburg, who is considered “The Father of Afro-American Studies”, and an early pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance movement.  A highly educated man from Puerto Rico who realized the high number of Afro-Cubans and Afro-Puerto Ricans in Harlem at the time needed an identity to connect and define this demographic of people.  

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Awareness

A Conversation with David Rodriguez – PART 2

First of all, the term “Afro-Latino” was coined by Arturo Schomburg, who is considered “The Father of Afro-American Studies”, and an early pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance movement.  A highly educated man from Puerto Rico who realized the high number of Afro-Cubans and Afro-Puerto Ricans in Harlem at the time needed an identity to connect and define this demographic of people.  

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Business

Ten Black Newspapers Unite to Create Platform that Amplifies the Black Experience

Word In Black consists of a newsletter and website (wordinblack.com) that publishes content from the 10 participating newspapers, which include: New York Amsterdam News, The Atlanta Voice, Houston Defender Network, The Washington Informer, The Dallas Weekly, The Afro, Michigan Chronicle, The Seattle Medium, The Sacramento Observer and St. Louis American. It also publishes original content.

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Word In Black

Labor Day in the time of COVID

The term “essential worker” took on a new meaning these past 15 months. The public-at-large realized how important the people working these jobs are. The

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