Informing, Inspiring, and Empowering Young Black Males A Must For America

  January 1, 2015 marked the 152th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation that outlawed enslavement in the Confederacy and  allowed Black men to actively participate in their own liberation.  It is without questions that since 1863, African-Americans have overcome many hurdles, shattered numerous barriers, and set countless precedents on the way to freedom, justice, and equality in the United States. …

Ford to Donate $1M to Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Source: Erin C.J. Robertson/The Root.Com Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture received a major show of support from the Ford Motor Co. on July 4. Smithsonian and Ford mutually announced the $1 million endowment at the 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival in New Orleans, with the Twitter hashtag #fordgivesback. Once the museum—spanning a 5-acre plot on …

Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson Outstanding at Essence 2012

Great time hanging with fellow BTW Hornet and  Tulsan  Charlie (Last Name) Wilson of Gap Band.  He was so happly to finally headline Essence after years of playing the undercard. He certainly didn’t disappoint as he rocked a packed Superdome with ol’skool GAP Band classics like “You Dropped The Bomb on Me” and recents solo career hits like There Goes My Baby. …

Rev. Al Sharpton: 40 Years of “No Justice, No Peace!”

Enjoyed speaking with Rev. Al Sharpton backstage at the Essence Music Festival.  Among other things, Rev. Sharpton told an excited Essence crowd that President Obama needed their unwavering support and enthusiasm to win in November, that the struggle for full equality was far from over, and continue to pray and stand with the parents of Trayvone Martin who accompanied Rev. Sharpton on stage. No …