Dr. Anthony Samad

zz_Anthony-SamadDr. Anthony Asadullah Samad is an author, scholar and the co-founder, Managing Director and host of the Urban Issues Forum. Dr. Samad's most recent book is entitled "Saving The Race: Empowerment Through Wisdom". His national column can be read in newspapers and cyber-sites nationwide. His weekly writings can be read at www.blackcommentator.com. For more information about Dr. Samad, go to www.AnthonySamad.com.

Actor Bill Duke will discuss Dark Girls and Complexion Conflicts

Actor Bill Duke

oin us THIS Friday, Nov. 14th, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., as this forum features a discussion on cultural identity and complexion conflict in African American culture. Our Newsmaker will be: Actor, Director,  Producer,  Author Bill Duke This forum will focus on a more than 200-year-old debate on how Eurocentricity impacts American social constructions of race and beauty in African […]

Urban Issues Forum: Charles Blow

Charles Blow

This forum will focus on how American culture has been complicit in the perversion of police abuse and domestic violence in the 21st Century. Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri (and other cities, including Los Angeles) and the National Football League, has pushed these issues right in our face and forced us-as a society-to confront these LONG TIME social realities.

Rice Domestic Violence Video

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Anthony Samad: For years our culture has condoned men “manhandling” women that stepped “out of their place,” in the same way society reinforced racial hierarchies when people of color (regardless of what color) exerted any sense of equality.

South LA Snubbed Again: Broken Promise Zone Promises

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Garcetti Obama Promise Zone: The award is a demonstration of connected politics being the first at the table. South Los Angeles loses again.

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