Jeff Johnson

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…

With the election just weeks away, Priorities USA, a group supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is rolling out a new radio ad specifically targeting African-American voters.

The federal government has decided that Flint, Michigan is no longer under a national state of emergency. This means that the government is no longer sending aid to Flint residents, despite the fact that their situation is just as dire now as it has been since governor Rick Snyder decided to switch the city’s tap […]

As it is declared that Hillary Clinton will be the nominee for the Democratic party in this year’s presidential election, Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama set up a meeting behind closed doors. The meeting could be about any number of things, but Jeff Johnson is pretty sure he knows exactly what POTUS and Sanders are discussing- the […]

Not only was Muhammad Ali a heavyweight champion in his boxing career, but his work in civil and human rights made him a hero for just about everyone. As the world mourns the loss of one of the most revolutionary figures black history, his passing has brought us to reexamine his life and legacy. Sign Up […]

A cartoon by a man named Ben Garrison depicts a harshly exaggerated muscular and unfeminine version of Michelle Obama next to a dainty and femininely illustrated Melania Trump, with the caption “make the first lady great again.” The cartoon plays into ancient racist stereotypes about black women, that they are man-ish and brute and just inherently […]

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 brings to our attention a trial of Black Lives Matter protestors currently going on in L.A., even though those being tried were only involved in non-violent protests in the fall. He discusses the injustices of this trial as protestors at Trump rallies engage in harmful behavior without consequence. Click on the audio player to him explain more in […]

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…