40 reasons Blacks and the poor are incarcerated

BILL QUIGLEY GUEST COMMENTATOR Editor’s note: This is Part 1. Other reasons will be listed in upcoming weeks. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) reports 2.2 million...

Arne Duncan’s false promise to forgive student debts

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan claims his department is prepared to forgive the debts of thousands of students who attended Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit...

Democrats will never restrain or control police

It’s half-past the seventh year of the Obama era, and the nation’s policies of police terror toward Black and Brown communities and Black mass...

Fix is in again with Hillary, voting rights

In March 2007, I wrote an article titled “Obama Drama.” Here is the opening paragraph: “Will the euphoria sweeping through our ranks over the possibility...

Summer jobs pay dividends to America

I can still remember my very first job – and the valuable lessons I learned from it that continue to inform my career to...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 259

Ferguson, Mo. – Black folks there can’t get it together. They could have started over by electing new city councilors; Black voters didn’t turn...

Even the dogs get fed

I believe that all judges should be women, because women are the most judgmental creatures on earth! The greatest victims of female judgments are males....

Gaddafi’s last speech to the people of Libya

MUAMMAR GADDAFI COMMENTARY Editor’s note: Muammar Gaddafi was Libya’s revolutionary leader who governed Libya from 1969 until he was killed with the help of American military...

Follow, advice, guidance of these wise ‘race men’


I have learned that it is not whom one talks to that is critical; it’s whom one listens to. Black America would be much...

Tyler Perry gets Atlanta land on fake job claims

Nobody celebrates themselves more tirelessly and uncritically than Black America’s wealthy and empowered political class of millionaire entertainers, business types, preachers and politicians. Unfortunately, Black...

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