Author Archives: Brandon Allen

Black Lives Matter: Still Doesn’t Stop Our Injustices

We marched in great numbers, we chanted our thoughts, we tweeted our anger, we recorded the police habits, we petitioned our needs, and we spoke with fire. After all these actions taken we thought something was going to change. Except, … Continue reading

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Blacks and Pit Bulls: Similar View in Society

Mentally and physically conditioned to fight one another and in instances kill, a media imagery of being aggressive and dangerous, engagement with law enforcement sometimes leads to shooting and deaths, and negative propaganda forces those who aren’t familiar with them … Continue reading

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Why Our Support of Lee Daniels and Empire Prove We are a Weaker Generation than our Civil Rights Leaders

In history, we have been used in America as sheer entertainment pawns. We are often the act, the talent, the entertainer while being controlled by whites; from what to wear, to what venues to perform at, to what we should … Continue reading

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3 Ways the New Spending Bill Hurts Black College Students and Families

As we were distracted with other forms of injustices such as the constant police brutality displayed on our African-American people or the racist comments of Sony executives, one thing slipped passed all of our attention and that was the new … Continue reading

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1 COUNTRY, TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS

  Much debate and focus has been given to the racism discussion, or the lack thereof. Not so much as to how has the civil rights movement atmosphere came back, but more so did it really leave? If you were … Continue reading

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OUR CONVERSATIONS ARE DIFFERENT: WHITE AND BLACK FAMILIES

Picture a family sitting down in their living room explaining to their son what life is about to be like for them and concludes with “get ready for the world son”. What was said prior to that last line is … Continue reading

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REMOVING LABELS, WRONG APPROACH RAVEN SYMONÉ

Earlier this week Raven Symoné sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss issues with her identity, addressing these issues with “I’m tired of being labeled” and following to say, “I’m an American. I’m not an African-American; I’m an American”. She also … Continue reading

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR HBCU’s?

This past weekend as I scrolled through Facebook, I stumbled across an article related to my alumni, Virginia State University, with the headline “VSU in trouble” and it was highlighting the financial burden and cutbacks imposed and the doom it … Continue reading

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THE BLACK ECONOMICS SERIES: ARTICLE 4- THE “HOW DO WE LOOK” MENTALITY VS. THE HOW ARE WE LIVING” MENTALITY

One of the biggest challenges we face in the black community, especially amongst our youth, is the materialistic lifestyle. Our people are readily spending money to look like the next famous person and to gain attention of those around us. … Continue reading

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THE BLACK ECONOMICS SERIES: ARTICLE 3 HOW WHOLE FAMILIES ARE ECONOMICALLY BENEFICIAL

Complete families provide many great characteristics for individuals including finances. To be clear, finances should not be the only reason one decides to become involved with a life-long family marriage. Being a family provides a sense of leadership, opportunities to … Continue reading

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