We are putty in other people’s hands

Incidents over just the past two months have taken Black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The White woman in Spokane, Wash., who...

Don’t pressure Africa to embrace same-sex unions

LEKAN OGUNTOYINBO NNPA COLUMNIST Over a picture of two bearded tuxedo-clad men kissing, a Nigerian-born acquaintance of mine posted on Facebook: “May I, my children, grandchildren...

Separating marriage from religion

AARON N. TAYLOR, ESQ. GUEST COMMENTARY The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges extended the right to marry to same-sex couples and touched...

‘Old Glory’ is the real Rebel flag

Kwame S. Salter Guest Commentary Flags are imbued with the values, sentiments and aspirations of whoever honors and flies them. A flag is a visible and...

40 reasons Blacks and the poor are incarcerated

BILL QUIGLEY GUEST COMMENTATOR Editor’s note: This is Part 3. Other reasons will be listed in upcoming weeks. 13. This system creates a lot of jobs. Jails...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 261

“Bury the man; continue the plan” – Why doesn't the Black Christian church get much respect anymore? Because of fearful, egg-sucking, boot-licking, weak-kneed, tight-sphinctered,...

The perils of the politics of symbolism

The Confederate flag is in ignominious retreat, shunned by GOP presidential hopefuls and officeholders and banned from the shelves and catalogues of Wal-Mart, Sears...

Some Whites feel church killer ‘could be my son’

MATTHEW C. WHITAKER NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST The Charlotte massacre was a premeditated stab at the heart of Black America, and at one of the moral epicenters...

40 reasons Blacks and the poor are incarcerated

BILL QUIGLEY GUEST COMMENTATOR Editor’s note: This is Part 2. Other reasons will be listed in upcoming weeks. 6. Traffic tickets are big business. And even if...

Hillary Clinton can’t see mass incarceration

Just last month, young Kalief Browder committed suicide. Browder was arrested at age16 for the alleged theft of a backpack. Without being formally charged...

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