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Be the Change You Hope to See: The Journal of Steffanie Rivers

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*When I think about the deaths of icons like Civil Rights attorney Lani Guinier at 71 last Friday and groundbreaking thespian Sidney Poitier at 94, a few days before her, it makes me sad for their families and other people personally connected to them. They are examples of people who didn’t make life choices that […]

SiriusXM’s ‘Auto Trends’ Talks UAW Scandals, Black Leadership Influence and More with Automotive News’ Michael Martinez

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*Michael Martinez, an Automotive News reporter, joins Auto Trends with Jeffcars.com to talk about what could easily be a made for Tv movie drama on how the United Auto Workers (UAW) found themselves mired in scandal after scandal over the past decade. Seemingly, the 90-year-old influential organization didn’t begin to turnaround, until its first African American leaders took […]

Leimert Park Village Book Fair Celebrates 14th Year – Areva Martin is Ambassador

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*The Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) is excited to announce civil rights attorney and media personality Areva Martin as its 2021 book fair ambassador. Martin is the author of Awakening: Ladies, Leadership, and Lies We’ve Been Told. In her book, Martin continues to explore societal norms for gender roles within America’s average working environment. […]

‘STEP’ Movie: These Girls Trip from Baltimore Through Life

*These girls will steal your heart, plain and simple. Fox Searchlight presents the movie “STEP,” opening in theaters nationwide today, August 4, 2017. It’s the story of young girls facing the good and the challenging details of their lives in Baltimore, surrounded by cold hard facts and a tough loving team to coach them every […]

New Publication (‘Book of Black Heroes’) Inspires Young People to Leadership

At a time when questionable leadership rules our nation, Book of Black Heroes: Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil Robertson is a timely release. Though inspired by the 2008 election of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the first African American to achieve this feat, the veteran journalist, author […]

The Messenger Matters: Why Steve Harvey Simply Won’t Effect Any Real Change

*Steve Harvey is just another in a long line of largely irrelevant Negros being used to represent Blacks in America to white folks. Yes—you read that exactly right. The announcement of Harvey working with Donald Trump caused a collective laughter in Black households to be sent from one end of the country to the other—and […]

The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: The Culture of Police Brutality

*The culture of reckless behavior within Baltimore’s police department was a debacle waiting for national attention.  More than 300 lawsuits have been filed against Baltimore police since 2011 claiming brutality and misconduct. The city settled more than 100 of those cases, paying out nearly $6 million. Freddie Gray was just one of more than 100 […]