Physicist Stephon Alexander on his book “Fear of a Black Universe”

Physicist Stephon Alexander on his book “Fear of a Black Universe”

Close your eyes, think of the words “eccentric genius,” and one of the first images is doubtlessly that of Albert Einstein. He is defined by his characteristic hair and aloofness, too smart and preoccupied with space and time to be consumed by the minutiae of daily grooming. But the idea of genius is often affected […]

All empires come to an end, and the American one is no exception

All empires come to an end, and the American one is no exception

  By Carlton Joseph John Boyd Orr: “Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by revolt within or by defeat by a rival.”  The American empire is experiencing revolt from within and a geopolitical, technological and economic challenge from China. Is this the unravelling of the American Empire?  Will racism and conservative ideology destroy […]

Kyle Rittenhouse – Officer Prodigy

Kyle Rittenhouse – Officer Prodigy

When teenaged vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse walked free after murdering two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Raymond Nat Turner, Black Agenda Report poet-in-residence put pen to paper.  Referring to Rittenhouse as the “Officer Prodigy”, Turner wrote: Mother loaded Officer Prodigy into her vehicle; and drove him from “The Land of Lincoln” to the “Badger State” to play […]

Multilateralism and Cooperation must win to ensure world survival

Multilateralism and Cooperation must win to ensure world survival

  by Carlton Joseph The G20 summit on Climate Change ended last week with an agreement on climate that commits its member nations to end coal financing by the end of the year and aims to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.  Caribbean Prime Ministers (PM), Jamaica’s Andrew Holness and Barbados’ […]

Remembering Althea Gibson the first Black superstar of tennis

Remembering Althea Gibson the first Black superstar of tennis

Althea Gibson was born on August 25, 1927, in the town of Silver, in Clarendon County, South Carolina, to Daniel and Annie Bell Gibson, who worked as sharecroppers on a cotton farm. From that humble beginning Gibson was a trailblazer, becoming the first great African-American player in women’s tennis, and went on to win a […]

Pitting individual rights against community health stymies US fight against COVID-19

Pitting individual rights against community health stymies US fight against COVID-19

By Carlton Joseph I decided to revisit the pandemic when I read that Arizona’s Attorney General, Mark Brnovich, expanded his lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates, asking the judge to place a temporary injunction on both mandates for federal employees and private companies as the case is deliberated. The lawsuit asserts that the mandate […]

Usain Bolt goes into dental labs business

Usain Bolt goes into dental labs business

The world’s fastest man, Jamaica’s most famous Olympian Usain St. Leo Bolt, is building his empire – moving from sports to music and now to dental labs. Bolt and the Bolt Foundation will work with the SprintRay Foundation to set up olt Labs Powered by SprintRay in Jamaica. The initiative, according to a company statement, […]

Philosopher Charles W. Mills, who cut his academic teeth in Canada, dies at 70

Philosopher Charles W. Mills, who cut his academic teeth in Canada, dies at 70

A London native of Jamaican parentage who grew up in Jamaica Charles W. Mills, a social and political philosopher who sought to rethink Western liberalism, arguing that white supremacy undergirded the modern world and that philosophy had ignored fundamental issues of race and justice, died Sept. 20 at a care center in Evanston, Ill. He […]

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