‘By Any Means Necessary’ Gets a New Host

Barrington M. Salmon, Special to The Informer January 7, 2020 Jacqueline “Jacquie” Luqman likes to joke that she “accidentally fell into activism,” but in the days since she was in high school protesting South Africa’s white minority government and its odious apartheid policies, activism has become an essential part of her life. The longtime socialContinue reading “‘By Any Means Necessary’ Gets a New Host”

Ally or Adversary? Democrats, Black folks and the latest presidential debate

Article was originally published in The Final Call BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | LAST UPDATED: DEC 2, 2019 – 12:21:49 PM Black women have proven over time to be the most dependable and consistent bloc of voters for the Democratic party, powering candidates to victories in Alabama, Virginia, New Jersey and other statesContinue reading “Ally or Adversary? Democrats, Black folks and the latest presidential debate”

Money, Power, Respect and Major High Court Case

Article was originally published in The Final Call BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | LAST UPDATED: NOV 6, 2019 – 10:18:39 AM A $20 billion lawsuit is headed to the Supreme Court and a loss could mean erosion or loss of major civil rights tool A $20 billion lawsuit is headed to the SupremeContinue reading “Money, Power, Respect and Major High Court Case”

Economic uncertainty and instability amid Covid-19 crisis

This article was originally published in the Final Call BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON -CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | LAST UPDATED: APR 2, 2020 – 11:58:17 AM The global pandemic that is sweeping the United States and the world has ravaged almost everywhere it has hit, roaring through cities and small towns, killing thousands of people, making othersContinue reading “Economic uncertainty and instability amid Covid-19 crisis”

COMMENTARY FILM REVIEW: British Director Anyiam-Osigwe Strikes a Nerve with No Shade

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Since its release, ‘No Shade’ has captured the film-going public’s imagination as it explores the hardships dark-skinned women in Britain face in the dating world and is reigniting some difficult conversations in Black and other circles. Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, a first-time director, is enjoying the type of success usually reserved for veteran filmmakers.Continue reading “COMMENTARY FILM REVIEW: British Director Anyiam-Osigwe Strikes a Nerve with No Shade”

Stephen Marley, Daughter to Kick Off Acoustic Tour in D.C.

Barrington M. Salmon, Special to The Informer Originally published in the Washington Informer March 9, 2020 Forty years after his death, the bounty of Bob Marley’s “tree” — his children and grandchildren — continues to bear musical fruit that would make their father proud. Stephen Marley, the second son of Bob and Rita Marley, isContinue reading “Stephen Marley, Daughter to Kick Off Acoustic Tour in D.C.”

Black Pregnant Mothers Dying As Maternal Mortality Crisis Persists

Jamila Bey remembers the pregnancy that gifted her a beloved son. The entire time leading up to his birth was magical, she said. At the time, the D.C.-based journalist and commentator said, she thought her experience was the norm for Black women. She had a very easy pregnancy, she told The Final Call. “I hadContinue reading “Black Pregnant Mothers Dying As Maternal Mortality Crisis Persists”

Top Black Voices Blame ‘White Privilege’ for College Cheating Scandal

Originally published March 17, 2019 By Barrington Salmon UPDATED ON SEPT. 13, 2019: Desperate Housewivesstar Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT scores. The actress was also ordered by a federal judge to pay a fine of $30,000 and perform 250 hours of community service.Continue reading “Top Black Voices Blame ‘White Privilege’ for College Cheating Scandal”

Changing America’s way of life?

By Barrington Salmon Changing America’s way of life?Y BARRINGTON M. SALMON CONTRIBUTING WRITER @BSALMONDC | LAST UPDATED: MAR 16, 2020 – 11:54:09 PMOriginally published in the Final Call What’s your opinion on this article? WASHINGTON—In recent weeks, Americans grappled with the inevitability of the coronavirus reaching this country. Public anxiety ratcheted up as the numberContinue reading “Changing America’s way of life?”

A Political ‘mixed bag’ for Blacks

Originally Published in The Final Call BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON-CONTRIBUTING WRITER- | LAST UPDATED: DEC 25, 2019 – 1:10:15 PM As 2019 draws to a close, Black people across the country are engaged in the timeless ritual of looking back over the prior 12 months to access their gains and losses personally and across andContinue reading “A Political ‘mixed bag’ for Blacks”