For several years, I was as a freelance journalist and writer where my work has been published in The City Sun, New York Amsterdam News, The Final Call, The African Sun Times, The Black Collegian, The Black Star News, The Source, The Black Issues in Black Review, The Quarterly Black Review as well as The Black World Today at TBWT.com and The Black Collegian Online at IMDiversity.com. Here is a link to a page I set up with the articles I wrote that are posted on the web.
I contributed an essay published as Commentary to Chapter 1, prefacing the “Origins, Ancestors and Memory,” chapter in Sacred Fire: The QBR 100 Essential Black Books published in 2001. I also attended the historic 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa on assignment with The New York Amsterdam News, The Black World Today and The African Sun Times. I was also fortunate to receive third place honors from the New York Association of Black Journalists for an article written July 2002 on Administration Children Services’ harassment of a family whose son was removed from his home.
I launched The Brooks Blackboard in November 2013 determined to write about race, politics and those important social issues but I wanted more than just a blog, it’s an independent media platform. There’s the main page with my written content on electoral politics, activist/movement politics, public policy along with social topics; an INTEL page with links to articles, reports, analysis on issues such as the COVID Pandemic, 2020 & 2016 elections, Race, Poverty, Police Brutality, Black Radical Tradition, etc. Coming soon is a video library page with panel discussions and interviews around various political topics that matter.
The Brooks Blackboard is committed to the educating and informing the “classroom” about white supremacy, racial capitalism, racism, black radical tradition, black politics, racial justice, and of course, black liberation.
Please visit and LIKE, The Brooks Blackboard Facebook page and read through our catalog of posts and commentary.
The Brooks Blackboard is updated periodically with new videos, posts, and links on the INTEL page.
Charles Brooks, CEO
Brooks Publishing Group LLC