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...

President Obama: Baltimore criminals and thugs

According to the Baltimore Police Department’s own story, all Freddie Gray ever did was make eye contact with a police lieutenant and take off...

Black community must control cops, politicians

As expected, a grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio did not bring charges against the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in...

To serve Clinton, Ben Jealous slimes Jill Stein

Ben Jealous looked so happy to be on the prime time stage at the Democratic National Convention to be endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. Jealous...

Here’s my thinking


Black folks in America have been so successfully programmed that many of us are still psychologically enslaved to the point that we truly believe...

No comparison between Mary Bethune and Betsy DeVos

JERELL BLAKELEY GUEST COMMENTARY I recently watched a History Makers interview of Florida’s first Black congresswoman, Carrie Meek. Before her pioneering work as an elected representative...

Trump turns his back on a future with Cuba

In his perverse fixation on overturning all things Barack Obama, President Donald Trump now turns his attention to Cuba, the island located 90 miles...

Trump’s cold-hearted agenda is immoral

Candidates say campaigns are about articulating programs, issues and priorities. But people vote for candidates based on how that person makes them feel. Consciously or...

Charlottesville revealed Republican and Democratic hypocrisy

One thing that the Charlottesville tragedy laid bare for all to see was the hypocrisy of Republicans and Democrats on race and violence. First the...

Is Hollywood more righteous than the ‘Bible Belt?’

When Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was outed as a sexual predator last week, righteous indignation compelled Hollywood actors to rebuke him. By contrast, when...

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