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January 31 – February 13, 2019

Only Known Surviving Muslim American Slave Autobiography Goes Online

"Translation of the life of Omar ibn Said," is the only known surviving slave narrative written in Arabic in the United States.
angela davis

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BRCI) Reinstates Angela Davis Honor – Are Black-Jewish Tensions Rising Again?

The Board and the City of Birmingham is trying to "rebuild trust," after the BRCI rescinded its decision to honor Birmingham native Angela Davis.
spike lee

Spike Lee's Best Director Nomination is Long Overdue

Lee believes his nomination would not have come about without #OscarsSoWhite.
mike jones state farm
mackey sall, adama barrow

Pan-African Bridge Opens

While the US government was partially shut down over whether to build a wall between the US and Mexico, the Gambian and Senegalese presidents jointly opened a new bridge linking the countries and the sub-continent.
Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera Makes History

The Panama native became the first player ever elected unanimously to the Hall of Fame.
Habso Mohamud

It Only Takes One Yes!

Habso Mohamud, author of the children's book "It Only Takes One Yes!" acknowledged that people often see refugees as a burden on many systems including housing, education, and health. Then, she asserted "we are just people who want to live their life again."
ivan brown realty
Malik Yoba


Read Africa Week Festival @ Francis Gregory Library, Canva For Beginners, HipHop Cardio, A.G. Gaston Conference–2019, Harlem Fine Arts Show, and more varied activities that make your life interesting.
Aviva travelers

Readers' Trends

The last issue's lead story was popular, but the "Women Only Travel Adventures," article featuring insights from Ruth Bridges of Aviva Travel Group was the flyaway hit. See what stories remain on top and what US–Mexico wall related story got high marks.
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