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...

Dick Gregory said, ‘Stay woke’

Who in America hasn’t heard of Dick Gregory? I’d known him personally for years before he transitioned a few days ago. We met in 1986...

Malcolm X’s family gathers in Baltimore

When folks think about the families of leaders such as Brother Malcolm X, it is limited, at best, to their wives, children and parents....

Kneeling NFL players no match for Sgt. Johnson’s stature

What a contrast. The picture of the grieving wife of Black U.S. Army Green Beret Sgt. La David Johnson – killed in an ambush...

The contradictions of White supremacy

American media have a collective crush on avowed racists. The New York Times is only the most recent perpetrator with their now -profile of an Ohio Nazi....

There’s more to Black history than slavery

Black History Month is a time to celebrate Americans whose accomplishments are sometimes overshadowed by the eye-catching negative news stories. It was discomfiting to watch...

‘He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain’

Editor’s note – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” on April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. As...

Trump is Putin’s puppet

A presidential puppet is a president whose actions, ideas, ways and means are controlled by someone else. United States President Donald Trump, in my opinion,...

Climate agreement is smoke and mirrors

There has been worldwide condemnation of Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The anger is warranted, but it must also be...

Parents have ‘back to school’ responsibilities

JAMES J. HANKINS GUEST COMMENTARY Some parents never meet their children’s teachers, attend PTA meetings, monitor homework assignments, discuss report cards, or monitor what their children...

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