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Donald Trump is NOT crazy

Donald Trump is NOT crazy

A. Peter Bailey NNPA COLUMNIST It’s time for television and radio talk show hosts, educators, editorial writers, columnists and politicians to cease describing US President Donald J. Trump as being “crazy,” “mentally sick,” “childish,” etc. A person with such afflictions is legally and otherwise not responsible for his or her words and behavior. Trump knows […]

Thinking about The Bahamas’ Independence Day

Thinking about The Bahamas’ Independence Day

On July 14, The Bahamas celebrated 44 years of independence. I heartily joined in hailing our motto: “Forward, Upward, Onward Together” … my Bahamaland! We are a relatively young nation of only 377,000 people. Yet not even the hegemony of the United States can chasten our national pride. Still a colony? Except that this Promethean […]

Organized chaos is still chaos

Organized chaos is still chaos

DR. BOBBY E. MILLS GUEST COMMENTARY Chaos by any other name is still chaos. The Trump administration is publicly attempting to micromanage chaos through lying and creating more chaos. For example, the Trump administration is attempting to create chaos in America’s democratic voting process by claiming that there is widespread voter fraud. American social democracy […]

The Democrats’ year of living stupidly

The Democrats’ year of living stupidly

For more than a year now, the collective U.S. ruling class, with Democratic Party and corporate media operatives in the vanguard, has frozen the national political discourse in a McCarthyite time warp. A random visit to a July 26, 2016, issue of the New York Times reveals the same obsession as that which consumes the newspaper today: […]

Obama White House attacks the NBCC, Part 3

Obama White House attacks the NBCC, Part 3

There appears to have been a constant flow of deception, immorality, and corruption in both Obama administrations. You can add “heartlessness,” too. We, the strongest and most economically viable nation in the history of mankind, sat on the sidelines and tried to lead from behind. Russia, North Korea, and a plethora of terror groups had […]

24 minorities are in senior Senate jobs

24 minorities are in senior Senate jobs

It appears little is being done to boost the numbers of top staffers on the Hill. BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – Of the Senate’s 336 top staff jobs — the kind that carry six-figure salaries and behind-the-scenes clout — just 24 were held by people of color during the last Congress. U.S. […]

Study: Blacks lead in Bible engagement, beliefs

Study: Blacks lead in Bible engagement, beliefs

The results of the latest State of the Bible survey by American Bible Society showed African-Americans are more engaged with the Bible than any other group. Among African-Americans, 71 percent are considered Bible engaged or Bible friendly compared to just 58 percent of all Americans. A small segment of African-Americans, just 6 percent, has hostile feelings […]

Poll shows Hillary Clinton still unpopular

Poll shows Hillary Clinton still unpopular

BY JOHN MCCORMICK BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS CHICAGO — For a president with historically low poll numbers, Donald Trump can at least find solace in this: Hillary Clinton is doing worse. Trump’s 2016 Democratic rival is viewed favorably by just 39 percent of Americans in the latest Bloomberg National Poll, two points lower than the president. It’s […]

Thousands of Caribbean culture lovers converge on South Florida every year on the Columbus Day weekend to attend the annual Miami Broward Carnival, a series of concerts, pageants, parades, and competitions. On Carnival Day, “mas” (masquerade) bands of thousands of revelers dance and march behind 18-wheel tractor-trailer trucks with booming sound systems from morning until […]

‘The weather took everything’

‘The weather took everything’

Since Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, residents feel abandoned by foreign aid donors and politicians as they struggle to rebuild their lives. BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS PLAINE GOMMIERS, Haiti – A feisty Vanette Joseph slowly navigates her way through a field of debris, passing broken branches and other reminders of last year’s devastating 145-mph hurricane […]