When coattails become halter-top

There are more than a few elected officials that slid into public office on the coattails of President Barack Obama. The extraordinary high turnout of...

Malcolm X would struggle against ‘House Negro’ leaders

Malcolm X would have been 90 years old last week if he had not been assassinated at the age of 39 in 1965. His impact...

When the US Army addressed racial tensions

I remember sitting at a boring lecture in a sociology class my senior year at the University of Wisconsin. I was reading a newspaper,...

‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan ignores self-destructive behavior




DERRYCK GREEN PROJECT 21 “Black Lives Matter” is a great slogan. As a Black man, I agree Black lives matter just as much as the lives...

Catholic Ireland is trailblazer for gay rights

ANTHONY L. HALL, ESQ. FLORIDA COURIER COLUMNIST It might seem a surreal joke, but Ireland became the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage...

Searching for the ‘Compassionate Conservative’

One of the principles of civics that I hold inviolate is that which tells me to vote for the candidate who’s most likely to...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 257

El-Hajj Malik el Shabazz – Malcolm X would have been 90 this week. I have four Black activist role models – Malcolm (Black people...

White eyes and Black lives

I love my Black friends, I love my non-Black friends and I love my neighbors. But most people just don’t get it! It amazes me...

When a Black mayor killed Black people

On May 13, 1985, Wilson Goode, the first Black mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, burned down a neighborhood occupied by other Black people. As mayor, he...

Immigration policy: Do Black lives matter?

TED HAYES PROJECT 21 In a nation of immigrants, do Black lives matter? Apparently not, because Black lives are effectively being ethno-racially cleansed from American society by...

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