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Malcolm X would struggle against ‘House Negro’ leaders

Malcolm X would struggle against ‘House Negro’ leaders

Malcolm X would have been 90 years old last week if he had not been assassinated at the age of 39 in 1965. His impact on Black America, the African Diaspora, and on human history, is inestimable, but I believe Brother Malcolm’s greatest contribution to the struggle for human dignity lay in his unrelenting critique […]

When the US Army addressed racial tensions

When the US Army addressed racial tensions

I remember sitting at a boring lecture in a sociology class my senior year at the University of Wisconsin. I was reading a newspaper, looked at the front page, and noticed a list of dates. They were birthdates for the new Army draft lottery. My birthdate, February 14, was listed as the 4th number to […]

‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan ignores self-destructive behavior




‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan ignores self-destructive behavior




DERRYCK GREEN PROJECT 21 “Black Lives Matter” is a great slogan. As a Black man, I agree Black lives matter just as much as the lives of any of our racial counterparts. But chanting, marching and hashtag activism isn’t going to work unless we also are willing to see the big-picture problems affecting Black America. […]

Catholic Ireland is trailblazer for gay rights

Catholic Ireland is trailblazer for gay rights

ANTHONY L. HALL, ESQ. FLORIDA COURIER COLUMNIST It might seem a surreal joke, but Ireland became the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in national referendum last week. Pope Francis himself appeared to bless this seminal event almost two years ago when he said, “Who am I to judge them (homosexuals) if […]

Searching for the ‘Compassionate Conservative’

Searching for the ‘Compassionate Conservative’

One of the principles of civics that I hold inviolate is that which tells me to vote for the candidate who’s most likely to pursue policies and practices I believe are in my best interest and the interest of my community and country. Since the Republican presidential candidates are greater in number this cycle, I’ll […]

Lynch working to develop rapport with police

Lynch working to develop rapport with police

Decision in Garner case could soon end ‘honeymoon’ phase with law enforcement BY TIMOTHY M. PHELPS TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON — When Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited Baltimore in the aftermath of last month’s anti-police riots, she made a point of meeting quietly with a dozen officers as they were going out to patrol the […]

Supreme Court soon will rule on 13 important cases

Supreme Court soon will rule on 13 important cases

BY DAVID G. SAVAGE TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is heading into the final month of its annual term. In a potentially historic ruling, the court will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, culminating a two-decade legal and political fight for marriage equality. Another much-anticipated decision will be […]

Florida’s Finest – Meet Staci & Ray

Florida’s Finest – Meet Staci & Ray

Staci Lyon has been doing professional modeling since the age of 7. She started out as a print and catalog model, which she continues to do, as well as runway, fashion and TV commercials. She has graced hundreds of runways both for agency bookings as well as charity events and has also walked in Mercedes […]

56,224

56,224

That’s the estimated number of the nation’s college students who are homeless BY TED GREGORY CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS This month, with a mix of anxiety and exhilaration, college students across the country took their final exams, and then packed their bags for home. It’s a little different for undergraduates Malachi Hoye and Caprice Manny. They don’t […]

Ice Cube going back to beginning with N.W.A. biopic

Ice Cube going back to beginning with N.W.A. biopic

BY CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Ice Cube knows where he stands among younger fans: Many know him more from saccharine Hollywood movies like “Are We There Yet?” than from bitter and incendiary landmark rap albums such as “Straight Outta Compton” and “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted.” Turns out he actually kind of likes it that way. “School […]