Donald Trump – ‘The disastrous rise of misplaced power’

DR. WILMER J. LEON III NNPA COLUMIST Donald Trump, the six-time bankrupted “businessman,” ran for president as a non-conformist, non-political outsider.  He fanned the flames of...

Dick Gregory said, ‘Stay woke’

Who in America hasn’t heard of Dick Gregory? I’d known him personally for years before he transitioned a few days ago. We met in 1986...

Malcolm X’s family gathers in Baltimore

When folks think about the families of leaders such as Brother Malcolm X, it is limited, at best, to their wives, children and parents....

In the CIA we trust

More than a year after the Democrats began blaming Hillary Clinton’s campaign problems on Russia, the allegations of massive Kremlin interference in U.S. elections...

What no one told me about being ‘first’ to college

I was reared and schooled in Detroit, where poverty and oppression eloquently danced while violence and crime serenaded the communities. The crime and oppression...

Republicans will ride with Trump forever

After every Donald Trump outrage, we go through a similar routine. Trump says or does something that most sane people believe to be over...

Lessons, successes, failures of the West Virginia teachers’ strike

The nine-day West Virginia school strike was a long time coming and contains a number of useful (if not new) lessons. Lesson No. 1 –...

Black athletes are losing millions every year

SHARON MALLORY GUEST COMMENTARY I saw disturbing news recently regarding Clinton Portis, who played nine years in the National Football League and earned approximately $43.1 million...

Devilish desperation is dangerous

Everybody in the world has faced desperation at one time or another. Good people will rise up, stand up and figure out a way to...

Parents have ‘back to school’ responsibilities

JAMES J. HANKINS GUEST COMMENTARY Some parents never meet their children’s teachers, attend PTA meetings, monitor homework assignments, discuss report cards, or monitor what their children...

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