Category Archives: Columns

  • Cleo Manago: Bill Cosby — Guilty Until Proven Guilty. Ask A Black Man

    Dec 18, 14 by EurPublisher 5 Comments


    *People tend to view reality through the lens of their personal experience or biases, even when completely irrelevant to a particular issue or incident. Yet, sometimes one’s personal experience and knowledge – with investigation – can bring relevant insight or contemplation to a given situation. I raise this inspired by increasingly disturbing developments in the […]

  • Robertson Treatment Syndicated Column (RTSC): Sharonda Britton: Taking Care of Business at the World’s Largest Retailer

    Dec 17, 14 by Gil Robertson IV Leave a comment


    As the Director of Multicultural Marketing for Walmart Stores, Sharonda Britton plays a vital role in the consumer marketing strategies at the world’s largest retailer. With a great deal of its focus aimed at multicultural markets, Britton is an essential part of the leadership charged with building brand loyalty amongst Hispanic, African-American and Asian consumers. […]

  • Jamie Foxx Says ‘Annie’ is what We Need Right Now

    Dec 17, 14 by Marie Moore Leave a comment


    *The new “Annie” does not only have scenes shot in Harlem, but is completely revamped! Annie is black, does not have red hair, and the music is right on time. The film, directed by Will Gluck, has a host of producers—Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett, Laurence “Jay” […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Do As I Say – Not As I Do

    Dec 16, 14 by riversteff 2 Comments


    *Ten-year-old top-secret files that became unclassified confirm the CIA tortured suspected terrorists in their custody. These interrogation techniques were supposed to force prisoners to spill secret plots against the United States. The trouble is it’s against CIA policy to torture prisoners. And what’s worse, no worthwhile information was obtained through the torture tactics. Maybe the […]

  • So you’re 16 and Pregnant … Now What?

    Dec 13, 14 by Keiara Peeple 2 Comments


    *I was 16 years old in 2012 when I found out I was pregnant. I had just moved across the country to live with my mother and had been feeling under the weather for a few weeks – hot, dizzy and nauseous. My mom took me to the doctor’s office, and I figured they would […]

  • The Film Strip: The Upside and Downside to ‘Top Five’ for Chris Rock

    Dec 12, 14 by Marie Moore 1 Comment


    *Chris Rock has never been one to bite his tongue. His politically tinged and biting humor hits home across the board. With his latest lauded release, “Top Five,” Rock wears three hats as writer, director and star. In “Top Five” he explores career choices and celebrity, not too unlike his real life. The Film Strip asked Rock […]