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...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 301

On the road – As of this writing Wednesday night Aug. 9, your humble writer is reporting from just outside St. Louis, Missouri, where...

Making racism bad for business

In 2015, CNN reported that 49 percent of Americans thought that racism was a big problem in the United States. Not surprisingly, people of color...

Vietnam, the worst years of our lives – Part 1

My wife Kay and I binge-watched the PBS documentary special on the Vietnam War. It is factual, well-produced and is necessary for all...

The moral hypocrisy of the Republican Party

By now, everyone is familiar with Judge Roy Moore of Alabama running to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions....

Some holiday love for Black media icons

It’s the December 2017 holiday season and around the time of year when I thank all of the readers and supporters of The Gantt...

‘Black Panther’ is enemy propaganda

I finally got around to seeing “Black Panther.” I’ve been Black nearly seven decades. My Blackness does not require affirmation from the Disney/Marvel comics universe,...

How the HUD Act can reduce poverty

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act is a program designed to provide job training and business development opportunities for people living...

Nancy Pelosi sends Democrats over a cliff

Nancy Pelosi, leader of Congressional Democrats, should be ought of a job. Pelosi has few political victories to speak of but she does raise money,...

Trump kisses up to Saudis, kisses off Europe

One of the many unseemly things about President Donald Trump is his longing admiration for dictators that I ridiculed as “dictator envy” in a...

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