Friday, February 23, 2018
Authors Posts by Reniqua Allen

Reniqua Allen


Is A Black Power Holiday Still Necessary?

This year, as I pondered about whether to drag my Kinara out along side my Christmas tree, I began to think if Kwanzaa was...

Empire State of Mind: Where Black Kids Get Suspended the Most

The New York Civil Liberties Union says that New York City’s school suspension policies are disproportionately harming its Black students. They point to several studies...

Could the Death of “Brother Leader” Spell Trouble for the “Brothas?”

While not a Garvey, Nkrumah or Malcolm X, many say Moammar Gaddafi’s quest for a unified Africa was crucial to the Pan-African movement in the 21st century.

Black People and Political Ads

With Twitter approving political ads, candidates will have little choice but to tailor messaging for African Americans - about 25% of Twitter's using audience.

Black Republicans Hot and Cold on Cain

Cain is getting big lifts in straw polls and national primary surveys. But, how is he faring with Black Republicans?

Google Ads — Racial Profiling?

Google's perceived problems with racist content hit the net recently - this time over its biggest bread basket: advertising. Nathan Newman over at

Black Women and the CBC

Starting with the legendary Shirley Chisholm of New York, passionate, outspoken women have long been a part of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Cities May be Whiter, but Metro Areas are Turning Brown, Study...

A new report by the Brookings Institution says minorities are now the majority population in many of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, a demographic...

Unemployed Hope President’s Jobs Agenda Brings Less Talk, More Action

Six months ago, 42-year-old Michelle thought her life was finally turning around. She had conquered her addiction and been sober for four years. She...

District Sees End of The Chocolate City Era?

In the 1975, Parliament released the album “Chocolate City” as a tribute to Washington, the first city to have a majority black population in...