Overcoming evil

August 14, 2014

Nelba Márquez-Greene is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has spent her life helping others. In December 2012 she was the coordinator of a youth and adolescent outpatient psychiatric clinic and a university instructor supervising six clinical interns. But nothing in her professional training could have prepared her for what she, her family, and… [Read More]

It’s time to do some house cleaning (part 1)

August 14, 2014

Rahim Islam is a National Speaker and Writer, Convener of Philadelphia Community of Leaders, and President/CEO of Universal Companies, a community development and education management company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Follow Rahim Islam on FaceBook(Rahim Islam) & Twitter (@RahimIslamUC) This is a very complicated discussion and controversial because many of us today don’t understand the… [Read More]

If not us, then who?

August 14, 2014

The most glaring challenge in the 21st century for the African American community is how to be unified on issues. This a tall order and cannot be underestimated. This reality is played out each and every day, especially during times of crisis within the community. The issues could include stopping the violence, fair employment, quality… [Read More]

No magic wand

August 14, 2014

The public school situation in Milwaukee is challenging at best. For the better part of two decades inner city schools have been failing. Superintendents have come and gone but the cycle of failure continues. Charter schools have been used and the only thing to change was the pay rates of school leaders. Milwaukee has to… [Read More]

Black fathers – Defying the odds

August 14, 2014

“There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy?” Those were the words and question posed by Willard C. Smith, better known as Will Smith from… [Read More]

One final gift

August 14, 2014

Father’s Day has just passed. Many fathers received gifts from loving children and spouses. Some fathers enjoyed lavish meals consisting of several courses. By the end of the day fathers all over the USA were feeling appreciated and loving towards children and spouses. In celebration of the African American father let’s give him one more… [Read More]

We’re all accountable to the movement (part 2)

August 13, 2014

Rahim Islam is a National Speaker and Writer, Convener of Philadelphia Community of Leaders, and President/CEO of Universal Companies, a community development and education management company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Follow Rahim Islam on FaceBook(Rahim Islam) & Twitter (@RahimIslamUC) When we start to examine the economic and social state of the Black community in America,… [Read More]

Running with the pack

August 13, 2014

One of the most exciting races at all major track and field events is the men and women 4 x 100 meter relay race.  This is by far my personal favorite event and demonstrates more than just a race.  In my humble opinion it requires each member of the relay team to perform at their… [Read More]

Eric Garner could have been me

August 13, 2014

By Damon Hart, Sophomore, Columbia University The recent death of Eric Garner, while in police custody, horrified and angered me. A video shows that police placed Garner in a choke hold, a tactic prohibited by New York City Police Department (NYPD) policy. And a second video shows that police failed to offer any medical assistance… [Read More]

We’re all accountable to the movement (part 3)

August 13, 2014

06_28_14+MWC+++_proof4 3-1Rahim Islam is a National Speaker and Writer, Convener of Philadelphia Community of Leaders, and President/CEO of Universal Companies, a community development and education management company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Follow Rahim Islam on FaceBook(Rahim Islam) & Twitter (@RahimIslamUC) When we start to examine the economic and social state of the Black community in… [Read More]