The perils of a poisonous politics

By doubling down on his vile slur on President Obama’s love for his country, ex New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani created the media frenzy...

Stronger gun laws are not the answer

Here we go again. On Valentine’s Day, 17 students were murdered by a former classmate at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Another...

Obama should do more to halt female genital mutilation

LEKAN OGUNTOYINBO NNPA COLUMNIST Many years ago, as a single man in my early 30s, I dated a young, attractive West African woman. I liked her from...

‘Hexit’ is worse than ‘Brexit’

Voters in the United Kingdom chose to have a referendum. The resulting votes led to plans for England to leave, or exit from, the...

MLK and Obama: Two diametrically opposed legacies

Editor’s note – The following is an edited version of remarks delivered by Glen Ford at a panel discussion on April 3 organized by World...

DeVos just made life harder for student borrowers

By disregarding the needs of 40 million debt-laden student loan borrowers who collectively owe more than $1.2 trillion, it seems one of the US...

The American plutocracy gets its immoral tax bill

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson said that about slavery,...

Justice, reparations on the ballot in St. Petersburg

ROB SEIMETZ GUEST COMMENTARY On July 18 during the St. Petersburg mayoral debate, mayoral candidate, Paul Congemi said something that proved what a White nationalist a--hole...

Dating Donald Trump

Internet dating sites are a quick way to see and consider men and women that appear to be relationship possibilities. It doesn’t take long, however,...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 248

Obama, Putin Netanyahu – Bro. Prez has at least two people on this planet he hates: Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. (Look...

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