When a Black mayor killed Black people

On May 13, 1985, Wilson Goode, the first Black mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, burned down a neighborhood occupied by other Black people. As mayor, he...

Immigration policy: Do Black lives matter?

TED HAYES PROJECT 21 In a nation of immigrants, do Black lives matter? Apparently not, because Black lives are effectively being ethno-racially cleansed from American society by...

Celebrating the legacy: Lifting the veil

DR. CHARLES A. HARPER, III GUEST COMMENTARY Editor’s note: On May 17, Dr. Harper delivered this keynote address during a ‘Vision of the Future’ ceremony,...

Legalized torture of prisoners

Freddie Gray is neither the first, nor will he be the last person to die in police custody. According to a 2011 report from the...

EU plans war to keep Europe White

The United States has been the big, bad leader of the imperial world for so long, we may sometimes forget that most of the...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 256

Bro. Prez’s presidential motto: If candidate Obama was known by “Yes We Can,” President Obama is known by “We Got This.” Contrary to the president’s...

A woman on the $20 bill? Make her an entrepreneur

David W. Almasi GUEST COMMENTARY There’s a campaign underway to remove President Andrew Jackson’s face from the $20 bill and replace it with a woman as...

A grassroots solution to a national epidemic

MYKAL R. TAIRU BAN THE BOX DAYTONA Like many individuals, I grew up without a father.  My father was incarcerated for most of my life. In...

Sustaining our community

Whenever we spend money outside of our community for products and/or services, we are doing a disservice to our community. A disservice in that...

Solutions to help families hurting in their wallets

American families are hurting. Most of us live paycheck to paycheck and are one missed paycheck from a financial disaster. We have to deal with...

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