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Trump’s avoidance of Black Press reveals tense relations

Trump’s avoidance of Black Press reveals tense relations

PAUL DELANEY GUEST COMMENTARY At the very beginning of the new administration, and probably in a moment of hubris, Omarosa Manigault, an aide to President Donald Trump, promised that the first newspaper interview with the new president would go to a member of the Black press. Nobody took her seriously. In fact, such a meeting […]

Black Lives Matter revives toxic ‘Black capitalism’ myths

Black Lives Matter revives toxic ‘Black capitalism’ myths

There’s a box of odious and discredited myths that hold that African-Americans have less wealth and higher rates of poverty, joblessness and other negative social indicators because we ain’t thrifty, because we don’t save and invest like some other folks, because we don’t spend our cash with Black businesses, and we just do not properly […]

Soros plows cash into controversial candidates

Soros plows cash into controversial candidates

Liberal leftist billionaire George Soros thought he had won a big victory when his candidate for state attorney in the Orlando-based 9th Judicial Circuit, Aramis Ayala, won. A Soros political action committee reportedly spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to get her elected. Florida was just one of the states which Soros had targeted as […]

A misguided celebration of the MOAB

A misguided celebration of the MOAB

Last week, the US military dropped the largest bomb in combat since it dropped a nuclear bomb on Nagasaki during World War II. This explosion had the American media in post-coital delirium. According to CNN, “The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB, was dropped…on a network of fortified underground tunnels that ISIS had […]

Keep your eyes open as America prepares for war

Keep your eyes open as America prepares for war

One of the greatest signs that there is a chance of a war is the preparation for a war! Historically, when Western or other nations want to invade, attack or colonize a nation that is less formidable than they are, a military war is preceded by a war of words. Africa, it was said, needed […]

MLK and Obama: Two diametrically opposed legacies

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 Beyond War at New York University. When we invoke the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is usually in the context of “civil rights” and “human rights.” Today, it […]

Decision to bomb Syria was dangerous, deceptive

Decision to bomb Syria was dangerous, deceptive

Fifty-nine cruise missiles. When Donald Trump ordered the attack on Syria, he made an impetuous decision, turning his previous commitment to stay out of the Syrian civil war and focus on ISIS on its head. He ordered the attack on a sovereign nation without seeking sanction from the United Nations or the US Congress. For […]

Africans, other Black immigrants are being quietly deported

Africans, other Black immigrants are being quietly deported

DAVID A. LOVE GUEST COMMENTARY While the immigration debate in the U.S. is often framed in terms of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America on the one hand and the infamous Muslim travel ban on the other, the issue is more complicated. As the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency conducts its sweeps […]

Assad responds to Trump’s ‘pinprick’ strike

Assad responds to Trump’s ‘pinprick’ strike

According to a Reuters published on April 7, “Syrian warplanes took off from an air base which was hit by US cruise missiles on Friday [April 10], and carried out air strikes on rebel-held areas in the eastern Homs countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.” Only God knows what ‘message’ Donald Trump thought […]

How America is becoming like Russia

How America is becoming like Russia

As I ponder this Russian operation in the U.S., I wonder if we are becoming more like Russia without even knowing it. Dissent isn’t tolerated. In both countries, the central government wants to control every aspect of life and the means of production, i.e., business. Like in the old communist days, no dissent, government control, […]