Author Alice Walker wrote a poem, "Here it is," in response to Jesse Williams's speech at the BET Awards. During an award acceptance speech, Williams spoke out against the system that has continued to divide and suppress black men and women. Read Walker's poem and view Williams's speech here on Alice Walker's official website.
Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR remembered civil rights activist and Tuskegee airman Roscoe C. Brown. After the war, Brown went on to earn a PhD from NYU and entered the education sector, serving as the president of Bronx Community College and the director of both the Center for Urban Education Policy at the Graduate School and the University Center of the City University of New York. Brown died on Saturday at the age of 94.
Months after the Release of Ta Nehisi Coates's newest Marvel Comics character The Black Panther, Marvel has introduced yet another black hero into he Marvel lineup. Riri Williams, the newest Ironman, is a 15 year old black girl who build a suit of armor in her dorm room at MIT.
Dr. Jerry W. Ward, Jr. wrote on the rhetoric of Donald Trump in his piece "Political Pornography."