Columnists Opinion Starlett Quarles

THE X FACTOR: Looking at slavery through a millennial’s prism

By no means am I an art connoisseur, but I recently attended an exhibit by an emerging millennial comic writer and artist named Adele Supreme. Her exhibit was entitled: “Oh My God! Dayum: A Series of Disturbing, Yet Effective Conditioning — The Black Edition.” It was a comedic, yet powerful interpretation of some of the Read More…

Columnists Opinion Starlett Quarles

THE X FACTOR: Juneteenth, reparations and our economic freedom

On June 19, we celebrated 154 years of freedom in the state of Texas with the African American holiday of Juneteenth. Although the Emancipation Proclamation became effective on Jan. 1, 1863, the entire abolishment of slavery in America was said to have not been truly enforced until June 19, 1865. However, even though chattel slavery Read More…

Columnists Opinion Starlett Quarles

THE X FACTOR: Alzheimer’s disease becomes silent epidemic among blacks

As we end Mental Health Month, I thought it critical that I address the fourth leading cause of death among older African Americans: Alzheimer’s disease. To date, the Center for Disease Control reports that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, with a large percentage of those being African Americans. According to Read More…