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Author: Isaac Bunn

Braddock, a Historic portrait of America

Many people have never heard of Braddock, Pennsylvania, an industrial town on the Monongahela River, just a 20-minute drive from Pittsburgh. Just over 2,000 people live there. The town’s defining feature is itself a remnant of outdated industry — Andrew Carnegie’s steel mill, built in 1872. But photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier‘s work tells a story that […]

Bunn, ‘We will not live in fear’

What if you could redesign your own neighborhood? For Isaac Bunn, this is an especially interesting challenge. Sitting in the shadow of a steel mill, his family’s home is the only structure left on the block on which he lives. Bunn was born on Ninth Street in Braddock, Pennsylvania, in his family’s home, which they […]

Black American Steelworkers, Erased

Black American steelworkers’ story and their history must be preserved. Their sacrifice and struggle against apartheid-like conditions in the steel mills and communities surrounding them are rarely if ever mentioned. Mainstream media’s intentional ignorance towards Black American working-class men and women persists and often negates the especially important, valuable contributions that Black American men and […]

THE RIGHT TO EXIST

The right to exist for Black Americans was yet again on display barley a week into 2021 as Americans watched an angry mob of white individuals storm the U.S. Capitol, seeming to overwhelm Capitol Police, who struggled to contain the violence. Eventually law and order gave in to the mob in some cases and allowed […]

Black Liberation: Rebirth

Black Liberation and unity should be at the top of Black leaderships list when planning for the tumultuous times that are sure to come post Covid-19. Not only should it be at the top of leaderships list, but a top priority for every Black American individual who is capable of understanding what is taking place […]

Unequal Societies and Black Leadership during COVID-19

Unequal Societies and White supremacy by their very nature and intent requires the continuing oppression and subordination of Black American leadership, what is left of the Black community and, over the course of the outbreak, may require the sacrifice of their very lives. Subordination of an entire people requires that the people in some way […]

Emerging Black leadership Must utilize the Covid-19 Experience.

Emerging Black leadership must thoroughly document the disturbing and disproportionate outcomes of  the  Covid-19 outbreak. They must focus on and highlight, yet again, the Enormous cracks and inequalities in American society that are being exposed at every level during the outbreak that have put Black Americans at extreme risk of future survival. For far too […]

BLACK AMERICANS: ALARM AT THE GATE,THE FINAL TRIBULATION AWAITS

The new coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, continues to spread quickly, threatening the health and economy of the United States. It’s also threatening the already grim outlook of Survival for Black Americans in America. Since January, nearly 250,000 cases have been confirmed across the country and the Death toll in the U.S. has topped […]

“US TOO” Black Survival: 21st Century

“Us too” is a viable and extremely necessary concept that this organization is embracing, uplifting and working towards putting into practice. In this extremely dangerous time in American history where “Go back to where you came from” is a growing sentiment among the majority population of the dominate society we live in; it is essential […]

Environmental Racism. Small Towns. Huge Pollution

Environmental racism and Braddock, PA’s toxic footprint is emblematic of what it means to suffer environmental injustice in America. Nobody invested in the community’s future can afford to ignore it. Now, more than ever, residents must not just depend on documentaries, folklore, photography or stories about the situation. They must hold their elected officials accountable […]