Beware of anti-Russian propaganda

While the United States has repeated and very publicly stated its intention to bring down the Assad government in Syria, the Russian Federation has...

Blacks missing from political circus

Here is something to think about as we watch the political circus that is currently dominating the news. Black people are nowhere to be found...

Black families crushed by prison, death

The Brookings Institution, an establishment thinktank in Washington, D.C., commissioned researchers to answer the question: Is there a shortage of marriageable men in the...

‘A chain across generations’

Editor’s note: Here is an edited version of President Obama’s remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) 45th Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington,...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 267

Congrats, Sam and Sean! Your humble writer journeyed with family to Richmond, Va. – home of the Museum of the Confederacy, the White House...

‘In the presence of my enemies’

Frederick Douglass once said, “You can’t get crops without plowing the land.” Samora Machel said, “You can’t get tea without boiling the water.” The...

I support Black Lives Matter, but not its approach

As the rapper Tef Poe sharply pointed out at a St. Louis rally in October protesting the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in...

Migration crisis sows seeds of unintended but foreseeable consequences

History is replete with great migrations. In modern times, they have included Blacks from the rural South to the urban North and West in the...

Former African leader denounces US imperialism at trial

When the trial of former Chadian president Hissène Habré began last week, in Dakar, Senegal, the judges and the guards treated the defendant like...

Are you living the good life?

Most African-Americans would love to live “the good life”! They want the good marriage, the good relationship, the good baby Mama, the good baby daddy,...

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