Jeff Johnson

  Brock Turner, a swimmer at Stanford University, has been convicted of raping an unconscious woman. His sentence? About 6 months, because the California judge who tried him thought a longer sentence would be too damaging to him. Meanwhile, across the country, many young black people are receiving harsh sentences for crimes they did not commit, or […]

The second offer involved in the arrest that lead to the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore last year has been acquitted. Though it’s not the greatest news for prosecutors, it is the second of six officers who will ultimately be scrutinized for their involvement. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! The disappointed has caused finger-pointing and questions pertaining […]

Barack Obama gave the commencement speech to the 2016 graduating class of Howard University earlier this week, and was widely received with acclaim. Graduates, attendees and those watching live via streaming sites were uplifted and grateful for the president’s speech, which people said was very paternal and honest. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Jeff Johnson goes […]

Aisha Tyler, co-host of The Talk recently spoke her mind about black students who choose to attend HBCUs, saying it’s more ‘courageous’ to attend more predominantly white institutions. She says that the working world college graduates enter are more realistically like predominantly white schools, so black students she get used to the racial tensions that occur there sooner. […]

First daughter Malia Obama has made her decision to attend Harvard University- but first, she’s taking a year off to work and gain some useful experience before plunging back into academia for four more years.  The “gap year” isn’t new, but when we hear the term we commonly think of privileged rich kids flying daddy’s private jet around […]

A former Nixon aide recently confirmed that the 37th United States president’s war on drugs was indeed a racist endeavor meant to take out blacks as well as liberals. Jeff Johnson explains why this is really no surprise, and what else this information should clue us in on, in this edition of 3 Things You Should Know on “The Rickey Smiley Morning […]

Jeff Johnson declared the book of the month to be Shaka Senghor‘s “Life, Death & Redemption In Prison.” Shaka discusses his motives in writing the book after…

As another one of us was gun down unarmed and running away from the police,  Jeff Johnson explains why even good cops can be part of…

As Black History Month nears its end, Jeff Johnson reminds us of the most significant thing we should take away from this short month every year. Click…

It’s no secret that Kendrick Lamar‘s performance at this year’s Grammys was the best of the night. But Jeff Johnson why, historically, that performance is going to go down…

As all the hype over Super Bowl 50 finally comes to a bit of a calm, Jeff Johnson explains the three most important things we should take…

Jeff Johnson explains the run-down on this past Tuesday’s local elections. Plus, he points out a major victory for blacks when a black Republican woman named…