Anthony Hamilton’s voice just keeps getting better with time. The Grammy Award winner’s arresting voice—a favorite staple on the scene since 2003—recently provided the perfect accompaniment to Jill Scott’s earthy vocals on the captivating duet “So in Love.” Their dynamic pairing also set a record: 18 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary […]

In this space in the Nov. 07 DVN I mentioned that ES&S software was responsible for flipping votes in Crawford Co Kansas. That statement was incorrect. The county did their own ballot programming for the first time. They made a mistake in ballot rotation which caused the votes for candidates to be counted for different […]

“Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a statement I made about the influence of blacks on Obama’s historic campaign, people have been stopping me to express a common sentiment: If you’re white you can’t open your mouth without being accused of being racist. They see Obama’s playing the race card throughout […]

https://vimeo.com/254782459 As the saying goes, you don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you come from. And for many Black people, especially during Black History Month, those words prove to be so true when presented with some related trivia. Kazeem Famuyide, a 30-year-old sports journalist from New York City, likely represents a […]

https://vimeo.com/254782452 There may be nothing sweeter than success, but the road to achieving it should involve some ironic and unanticipated twists and turns that should seem like more like a detour than a shortcut. At least that’s how sports journalist Kazeem Famuyide explained his circuitous route to becoming a media professional. His words of wisdom? […]

https://vimeo.com/254782441 Seeing is believing, and so it only makes sense that the imagery associated with certain successes can many times provide the inspiration to turn an idea into reality. Perhaps nowhere else is this more true than with African-Americans, who still have a ways to go but have managed to make great strides in having […]

These 10 iconic pictures underscore Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s brave determination to pave the way for each of us to enjoy a freer existence than he did.

Before John Singleton had passed, his family was already debating how his finances would be distributed among his family. His daughter, Cleopatra Singleton was arguing with her grandmother, John’s mother Sheila Ward, the woman in charge of the estate about how she would be taken care of during her father’s illness and later his death. […]

Learn the basics of self-defense to prepare and protect yourself for the unexpected! Join us for Women’s self defense seminar that addresses the most important issues when defending yourself in a violent encounter. We’ll cover self-defense according to the law, developing awareness of your surroundings, recognizing vulnerable targets and using your natural weapons, and what […]