Payday loans are never a good idea

You’ve probably heard the commercials on the radio that if you want to go on a nice trip and you don’t have the money...

Shocked — again

“America leads the world in shocks.” Those immortal words were spoken by the late Gil Scott-Heron during the Nixon “H2O Gate” era. Forty years...

Are Blacks losing momentum?

Momentum: A force or speed of movement Blacks made significant legislative and economic strides over the past 40 years. Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga are...

Poverty: It’s time for a real debate

As the 2016 presidential race begins, our extreme income inequality and the sinking middle class is already at the center of the debate. There...

Freedom rider Michael Eric Dyson: Crab in a barrel

How does one dissect Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word screed against Cornel West? Not only is the attack purely personal, an act of bitter malice,...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 254

Is Tampa the new Ferguson? Black Floridians have long memories when it comes to municipal prejudice and racism, especially when local police departments enforce...

Time to turn out, ‘turn up’ for a better Florida

PERRY E. THURSTON, JR. GUEST COMMENTARY It was barely two years ago and at the end of an issues-dominated legislative session when a memorable conversation took...

Channeling anger for change

Whenever people don’t know how to channel their anger, destruction is likely to happen. Let’s face it — unless one learns how to be proactive...

Quit being suckered into spending your hard-earned money

The offers can be tempting. Get $1,000 cash now to go on a vacation or catch up on bills. Apply for a line of...

Manhood of my father

GREGORY WOODS GUEST COLUMNIST My father embodied the reality that loss of life was a real possibility making powerful stances and working for the people. My...

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