Charity is not a substitute for justice

In his speech the night before his murder, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. repeated the biblical parable of “the Good Samaritan” who stopped and...

Police brutality, or resisting arrest?

You can be forgiven for the impression that America is experiencing an epidemic of violent confrontations between Black kids and White cops. Their latest...

Why we need a moral reformation

How long will we allow people who don’t care about what happens to African-Americans vilify us? How long will the media portray people of...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 258

“Dads cry in the dark”  (paraphrasing Michael Baisden) – I’ve liked and respected Joe Biden a long time. Why? Because he’s been through some...

Beware of social media devils

Social media sites have turned into the devil’s playground! When you think you are sharing and liking posts to and by friends and family, you...

Obama invokes civil rights movement to defend Israel

What should one expect when the First Black President of the world’s first apartheid state attempts to defend Israel, the planet’s last surviving apartheid...

How many more will we mourn?

CORNELL WILLIAM BROOKS GUEST COMMENTARY Freddie Gray wasn't the only person to die at the hands of the police in April. Before Mr. Gray suffered three...

Women are the stronger sex

The May 30 edition of The Economist leads with a provocative, informative and instructive article, heralding “social change” the like of which the world...

Gentrification and the death of Black communities

There is no city in this country where Black people are safe from the current method of displacement known as “gentrification.” Washington, D.C. once had...

Same 50-year-old dynamics will produce civil unrest

RICHARD COHEN TRICE EDNEY WIRE The indictment of six Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray was greeted with cheers from many...

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