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In the media, game recognizes game

In the media, game recognizes game

I moved to the state of Florida in 1975 and, God willing, I hope to move out of the Sunshine State in 2017. I’m not trying to move because I’m mad with the state. I just think it is time for me to return to my hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. I feel like during my stay […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 300

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 300

First Lady Omarosa Manigault Newman – Welcome, sister, to the Sunshine State! (For those who don’t know, she married Pastor John Allen Newman of The Sanctuary @ Mount Calvary in Jacksonville.) Questions. (1) Why do some Black people literally hate an HBCU graduate who, without being asked or paid, has decided on her own to […]

Chasing a boogeyman called Russia

Chasing a boogeyman called Russia

One of my favorite books is “The Black Power Imperative,” by Theodore Cross.  The author states that there is no more power than that of information and communication.  When there is a coup or revolution, the first things the victors do is seize all radio and television stations and begin their propaganda and dogma.  One […]

Sessions, Holder and mass Black incarceration

Sessions, Holder and mass Black incarceration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the deep-fried racist from Alabama, would like to turn the clock back to pre-Emancipation, but will settle for a return to the good old days of Bill Clinton, the mega-incarcerating con man from Hope, Arkansas. It is important to maintain an historical perspective on the actual policies that are being pushed […]

B-CU, Notre Dame, and ‘acceptable’ protests

B-CU, Notre Dame, and ‘acceptable’ protests

JARRETT L. CARTER, SR. GUEST EDITORIAL Several pundits and writers have criticized graduates at historically Black Bethune-Cookman University for incivility shown during US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech, but have withheld similar critique for graduates from the University of Notre Dame. What makes one protest uncivil, and the other acceptable? Why are B-CU grads jeopardizing […]

Donald Trump – ‘The disastrous rise of misplaced power’

Donald Trump – ‘The disastrous rise of misplaced power’

DR. WILMER J. LEON III NNPA COLUMIST Donald Trump, the six-time bankrupted “businessman,” ran for president as a non-conformist, non-political outsider.  He fanned the flames of nationalism, xenophobia, racism, misogyny and anti-Muslim bigotry to capture the hearts and minds of a disenchanted, anti-status quo electorate. His message of hate resonated with this part of the […]

Checkmate!  Special counsel investigates Trump-Russia ties

Checkmate! Special counsel investigates Trump-Russia ties

Donald Trump telegraphed his intent to politicize the Department of Justice (DOJ) when he nominated his campaign hitman, Jeff Sessions, as attorney general. But even Republicans could not tolerate the stench of allowing Sessions to preside over DOJ matters related to alleged collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. Bipartisan pressure forced Sessions to recuse […]

Trump must keep his promise to Haitians

Trump must keep his promise to Haitians

MICHAEL A. BARNETT, ESQ. GUEST COMMENTARY Editor’s note – This is an open letter written to President Trump. This week, the Trump administration extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six months. Dear President Trump, Our friends in the Haitian community need your help. We strongly urge you to instruct the Secretary of Homeland Security John […]

The political idol worshippers are doomed

The political idol worshippers are doomed

Many Americans are beginning to feel that the 45th president of the United States is beginning to act as if he thinks he is a dictator. The president believes he can do what he wants to, say what he wants, and he can get out of bed at 5 a.m., and tweet what he wants to! The 45th president […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 299

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 299

The United States vs. Donald J. Trump – With the appointment of a special prosecutor, King Don’s gotta get officially lawyered up. He’ll get the best legal counsel money can buy, but it won’t make any difference because he won’t be able to keep his mouth shut, or stop sending out tweets at 2 a.m. […]

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