Only one artist can take credit for turning a seed of an idea into a bona-fide comedy, and that’s Marsai Martin. When obstacles were placed in front of her, she broke through them. She took on a challenging role and nailed it. The camera catches all of her weird facial expressions and mannerisms. Her comic timing is impeccable. She knows when to clown around, be demure, introspective and direct. This is a big first step in what should be a promising film career.

COMMENTARY: Killing Whales…Again?

“What is the Japanese whaling industry thinking? What could they possibly be thinking that would justify moving against another species? We have seen the impact of the conscious human destruction of various species—the buffalo being a profound example—and we know that once a species is gone, there is no bringing it back. There is no ‘oops, sorry’ moment.”

Dr. Angela Davis Lectures at CSUB Dore Theater

The 33rd Annual Charles W. Kegley Memorial Lecture honors the legacy of Dr. Charles W. Kegley (1912-1986)  who “provided students and colleagues with a spirited example of excellence in scholarship and teaching and an inspired concern for the importance of the Humanities in the education of the whole person.  The annual lecture brings scholars to CSUB who also exemplify these values.”

Wordz of Wilson — Black Heroes

“I believe celebrating our heroes does as much for us as it does them. Most who put in work to improve our communities, using whatever resources they have, don’t do it for flowers, applause, or any other recognition. However, is it too much to ask of ourselves to let them know they are seen and valued?” 

Congress Traveling the Country to Hear Evidence of Voting Rights Violations

Some of the violations that have been reported include closed polling places, new limitations on voter registration and removal of names from voter lists. The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder invalidated key provisions of the Voting Rights Act while acknowledging the persistence of voter discrimination. Following the Court’s decision, which, as a practical matter, eliminated preclearance requirements under the Voting Rights Act, hundreds of voting rights violations have been reported. 

Real Salt Lake vs LAFC

Coming off consecutive shutouts the Black and Gold have now gone 298 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal. FC Cincinnati was coming off a tie game with Sporting FC, which LAFC happened to beat a few weeks ago. Additionally, this matchup with FC Cincinnati will be the first-ever matchup between the two clubs.

COMMENTARY: Meet National Black Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta

Among states, Georgia had the largest total number with 256,848 black-owned businesses and accounted for 9.9 percent of the nation’s black-owned businesses, according to Black Demographics. Black businesses comprise 26% of Georgia businesses which is the second largest percentage in the nation. In 2018 Georgia ranked number one in the U.S. for small business climate and number two for most startups by women.