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Law & Order: A Look At America’s Prison System

Law & Order: A Look At America’s Prison System

by Terrence Chappell   Aug 12, 2016

The famous singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone once said, “Slavery has never been abolished from America’s way of thinking.” Arguably, today’s prison... Read More

[Black Mental Health Awareness Month] Darryl McDaniels Talks Suicide

[Black Mental Health Awareness Month] Darryl McDaniels Talks Suicide

by Terrence Chappell   Aug 12, 2016

Hip-hop didn’t save Darryl “D.M.C.”’ McDaniels’ life; it damn near killed him. On stage, Darryl McDaniels of the hip-hop trailblazing trio Run-DMC, had an energy... Read More

What #Charleston & #PulseOrlando Taught Us

What #Charleston & #PulseOrlando Taught Us

by Terrence Chappell   Jun 17, 2016

Senseless violence is the articulation of evil, and evil is never at a loss for words. After what is now the deadliest mass shooting... Read More

The Injustice of Love: Remembering Loving v. Virginia

The Injustice of Love: Remembering Loving v. Virginia

by Terrence Chappell   Jun 10, 2016

Historically, injustice has always had eyes for love. Whether it’s the Supreme court cases of Loving v. Virginia (1967) on interracial marriage or the... Read More

Erasing Black Businesses: How Denying Who You Are Hurts the Black Economy

Erasing Black Businesses: How Denying Who You Are Hurts the Black Economy

by Terrence Chappell   Apr 19, 2016

The erasure of blackness continues with some Black-owned businessmen and women.  Last week, the Chicago Tribune released an article where Black business owners admitted... Read More

Unapologetically Black is the New Black

Unapologetically Black is the New Black

by Terrence Chappell   Apr 05, 2016

It’s sexy and trendy to be "woke" these days. But the problem with trends is that they lack any real depth. Like any social... Read More

Trump

Trump’s ‘Southern’ Strategy

by Terrence Chappell   Mar 15, 2016

Although Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hails from Queens, NY, his politics mirrors the Southern strategy where Republican Party candidates leveraged racism against African Americans... Read More

Diagnosing the New Negro

Diagnosing the New Negro

by Terrence Chappell   Dec 31, 2015

Is a daily migraine getting you down? Do you wake up in cold sweats…confused? Does your stomach churn, despite the fact that you ate... Read More

Even in Therapy, White Privilege Has a Home

Even in Therapy, White Privilege Has a Home

by Terrence Chappell   Dec 09, 2015

I started going to therapy because I needed to get out of the clutter of my thoughts and the perceptions of others. Perceptions are... Read More

Support for Paris Does Not Mean You’ve Forgotten Everyplace Else

Support for Paris Does Not Mean You’ve Forgotten Everyplace Else

by Terrence Chappell   Nov 16, 2015

Some poor, confused minds are completely misinterpreting the Black Lives Matter movement in their approach and reaction to the terrorist violence in Paris that... Read More