A Gift From My Grandfather: Why John Henry-ism Is Bound to Continue Without Self-Care

I don’t have much of my grandfather. In fact, I have next to nothing.  It’s not hard to understand why; Solomon “Big Daddy” Harris lived in the rural, segregated town of Bracey, Virginia until 1987 when he passed – a…

Obama Didn’t Do Enough for Black Folks During his Presidency, But He Did This:

It seems the palava surrounding the question of whether or not Barack Obama did his due for black folks during his presidency has resurfaced. Was he truly for the people, or was he more concerned with preserving his legacy? While…

Taking Down Robert E. Lee on a Horse Will Not Help Solve America’s Race Problem

I hate to sound like a pessimist, but taking down statues that represent the Confederacy will do nothing to assuage America’s race problem. This is not to say that I believe that they should be kept erect; there are several…

White People Have Work to Do

To understand that white supremacy is as harmful to white Americans as it is to nonwhite Americans, you need look no further than the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past week. The white supremacists who descended upon the city, while…

Acts of Violence, Domestic Terrorism, Hate Crimes – Does it really matter what we call it?

Many have heard President Trump’s reaction to the domestic terrorism that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th. Many are also lambasting his reaction, claiming that it lacked sincerity and empathy. Many are enraged about his audacity to compare the…

Plucking the Root in Charlottesville America

On Saturday, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a group of white nationalists banded together and decided that they wanted to relive a time period that inflicted some of the most monstrous pain and torture against this great nation’s black people. This time,…

Sheen Magazine’s Third Annual Legendary Weekend Experience

SHEEN Legendary Weekend Experience – April 28-30, 2017 was a weekend to remember for SHEEN readers, celebrities, and partners as they celebrated celebrated “Black Power Excellence,” at the prestigious Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Chapman Products, Majic 107.5/97.5,…

Why do the majority of African Americans vote democrat?

Even if the Dems cheated on their wives, committed fraud, endorsed questionable prison legislation or sold their firstborn. Blacks simply vote democratic. Why?

Slavery is over, so why isn’t Black History Month?

Recently a controversial interview with Stacy Dash weighing in on #Oscarsowhite has hit the Internet world, hard. Among other problematic proclamations, Ms. Dash claimed that there should not be a Black History Month because it, as well as black-centered media (see: BET), fosters segregation.

Why do we as black people complain so much?

Do blacks feel the need to play victim and complain about their conditions? it has been said that even Jews, who have also endured unimaginable suffering, managed to still build themselves up without complaining or reminding the world about it. What do you think?