Category Culture

Editor’s Desk: My Thoughts on #Charleston

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-In-Chief The following were remarks made by Editor-In-Chief Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow on The Outlaws Radio Show, which can be heard Saturday nights at 6pm Eastern on (The Outlaws Radio Show and WFCB Radio are both owned by the parent company of this magazine) It’s hard to come up […]

A Quick Look at the Performance of Charter Schools

In the conclusion of our series on school choice, we look at the performance of charter schools. Opponents of school choice often argue that charter schools in particular are nothing more than money grabs by private businesses and that they do not adequately educate students. So what are the facts?

“African American Parents Don’t Know How To Make Good Decisions for Their Children”, Says School Superintendent

There is a debate currently being had in cities and towns all across America over school choice. School choice is the idea that parents should be empowered to make their own decisions concerning the K-12 education of their children. Many children are stuck in failed or failing schools and their parents, especially if they are […]

#AmplifyChoice: Through The Eyes of a Product of School Choice

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-In-Chief Last week was school choice week and I, along with several other writers, journalists and bloggers, were in Washington DC for the Franklin Center’s “Amplify Choice” event. We toured two schools, one parochial and one charter, to get an idea of the experiences of students and to see if […]

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The Sad Prevalence of Black On Black Crime is Not An Excuse to Ignore #MichaelBrown

The following is a transcript of comments made by the Editor-in-Chief of Volume Magazine,  Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, on The Avenue Radio Show, along with additional comments written by Mr. Morrow. For more information on the radio show, go to The conversation in its entirety is posted after the transcript.  by Darvio “The Kingpin” […]

From the Editor’s Desk: #FL18 Congressional Candidate @Carl_Domino Probably Didn’t Think This Idea Through

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-In Chief Carl Domino, a candidate for Congress in Florida’s 18th congressional district, has just become victim to the phenomenon of an idea sounding great on paper. Domino, who is in a tough race against Patrick Murphy and is an ally of Republican-turned Independent-turned Democrat Charlie Crist (who is also […]

Annie’s Journey: The Story of a Woman That Refused to Die – and a System That Wanted Her To

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-in-Chief Cancer. The word that no one wants to hear. The word that is all too familiar in my family. We have been down this road more times than we care to remember. But this time was different. This time cancer visited the door of Annie Daniels, my grandmother and […]

Conversations With Granddad: A Short Narrative on the Life of A World War II Veteran

by Brendan Whitt (Author of “A Summer In Harlem” and “If I Wrote A Hip Hop Album”) As I grow older and mature as a young man I tend to take time to find small brief moments here and there to reflect on my short life and enjoy my memories. I can be in my […]

#BanBossy and the War on Free Speech

By Christie Maggard   So there are a few simple principles our country was founded on. The basis for all of this is freedom. It’s an incredibly amazing thing that many of us take completely for granted these days. Freedom to celebrate whatever you want, freedom to express yourself, freedom to practice your religion. Freedom […]