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Beware of Trump trickeration

Beware of Trump trickeration

Sometimes a woman’s girlfriend will tell her, “I saw your man last night at the club hugging and kissing another woman!” When the woman confronts her man and asks questions about the allegation, the man might say, “It wasn’t me. I let my friend use my car. I was at the church at Bible study […]

Malcolm X and human rights in the time of Trumpism

Malcolm X and human rights in the time of Trumpism

AJAMU BARAKA BLACK AGENDA REPORT Fifty-two years ago, on February 21, the world lost the great anti-colonial fighter, Malcolm X. Around the world, millions pause on this anniversary and take note of the life and contribution of Brother Malcolm. Two years ago, I keynoted a lecture on the legacy of Malcolm X at the American […]

The corporate media IS the enemy

The corporate media IS the enemy

Every day, Donald Trump exemplifies the contradictions of this era. He may make a statement that the left can agree with, but not because of shared political beliefs or motives. That is the case with his latest Twitter statement: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is […]

Louisiana is quickly evolving

Louisiana is quickly evolving

Louisiana today is a very different state from the time of my youth.  I love the place, as my bloodlines have lived there since the 1830s.  I can begin tracing my roots through my four great-grandfathers.  On my father’s side, there are Harry Watkins and Cicero Alford.  Harry’s people came to America through a slave […]

Trump’s tough talk won’t fix Chicago

Trump’s tough talk won’t fix Chicago

Donald Trump is fixated on what he describes as the “carnage” going on in Chicago, suggesting that if Chicago’s horrendous homicide rate doesn’t come down, he’ll “send in the feds.” At his recent press conference, he announced plans to create “a task for reducing violent crime in America, including the horrendous situation – take a […]

Visions not fulfilled after 190 years

Visions not fulfilled after 190 years

In the February 1981 issue of Ebony Magazine, brilliant journalist/historian, Lerone Bennett, Jr., provided the best reason for studying and learning from history that I have ever heard or read. “The past,” he wrote in an article, ‘Why Black History Is Important to You,’ “is a bet that your father placed that you must now […]

Why Trump lies about voter fraud, crime

Why Trump lies about voter fraud, crime

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA COLUMNIST During a recent interview on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, President Trump’s senior advisor Stephen Miller lied about voter fraud during the 2016 elections. Miller couldn’t produce a shred of evidence when Stephanopoulos pressed him on the subject. But Miller was just repeating what his boss said shortly before the […]

More rats will jump off Trump’s sinking ship

More rats will jump off Trump’s sinking ship

A wharf rat is a large rat that is commonly found on wharves. These kinds of rats often sustain themselves by pilfering from warehouses near the seaside or from ships. When the rats board a ship, they don’t all line up like they were following the Pied Piper and get on board all at once. […]

‘Pathfinders’ for Black History Month

‘Pathfinders’ for Black History Month

When I wrote my book, “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History,” I hoped that some folks would touch the book each day and talk about the many ways African-American people have shaped our nation’s economic life, from building this country, to being the basis of our bond system.  Despite my work, and […]

Democrats’ rhetoric risks violence

Democrats’ rhetoric risks violence

CLARENCE V. MCKEE, ESQ. GUEST COLUMNIST Before Democrats jump for joy and do high fives celebrating the attempt by protesters to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering a District of Columbia middle school – amid reports that police are investigating whether she was assaulted – they had better realize how dangerous their leaders’ inciting […]

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