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When White folks get shot

When White folks get shot

If you get thrown in the back of a paddy wagon and denied requested medical treatment, if you get lynched and hung, beaten and stomped, sodomized, choked or shot down by a law enforcement officer for a suspicious reason, it doesn’t matter what race, creed or color you are. You are still victimized. You are […]

Trump’s cold-hearted agenda is immoral

Trump’s cold-hearted agenda is immoral

Candidates say campaigns are about articulating programs, issues and priorities. But people vote for candidates based on how that person makes them feel. Consciously or unconsciously, elections are about giving voice to values. Voters are moral proxies who want to know that a candidate or elected official truly cares about them – that they are […]

White supremacists in sheep’s clothing

White supremacists in sheep’s clothing

As a minister for close to 20 years, I’m disturbed at what I’m seeing in Christendom. What has me troubled about what’s happening is the fake and phony preaching that’s done by wolves in sheep clothing. I’m speaking about many (but not all) White evangelical preachers, as well as those Black ministers who have been […]

Democrats control healthcare debate, block reforms

Democrats control healthcare debate, block reforms

Watching US Senate Republicans deal with healthcare reform, you would think they were in clown college and not members of a lawmaking body. After promising constituents for seven years that they would repeal and replace Obamacare, they have thus far reneged – betraying the public trust. Sticking together One thing you can say about the […]

Black women in the killing fields

Black women in the killing fields

Although little is known about the circumstances of her fatal encounter with Minneapolis police, Justine Damond’s death is worldwide news, a “tragedy” that sparked protests from Minnesota to her native Australia. The 40-year-old yoga and meditation teacher set the process of her demise in motion by calling the cops, at about 11:30 on a Saturday night, […]

Why America is the richest country in the world

Why America is the richest country in the world

The United States of America is much-heralded by itself, and by its friends and enemies, as the materially richest country in the world. It really should be, since it’s the only country in the world that had over 300 years of enslaved labor. This fact is well-documented in the National Museum of African American History […]

Nissan is a ‘Miracle in Mississippi’

Nissan is a ‘Miracle in Mississippi’

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is at it again. The UAW was once the fighter for workers’ rights and decent pay. That has become passé since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the US Department of Labor being the watchdog on human resources management. Union unnecessary Frankly, the need for […]

For the Trumps, its drip, drip, splash

For the Trumps, its drip, drip, splash

A conspiracy occurs when two or more people come together to plan and act together secretly for any purpose. You have no doubt heard all the talk about President Donald Trump and his political posse, and how they allegedly colluded or cooperated with Russians that launched cyber-attacks to impact the United States election process to […]

America should leave North Korea alone

America should leave North Korea alone

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea, has the right to test and develop as many weapons as it likes. It doesn’t need another country’s permission to enhance its arsenal and, given America’s history of aggression, it is wise to do so. Any country deemed an enemy of the United States that […]

Donald Trump is NOT crazy

Donald Trump is NOT crazy

A. Peter Bailey NNPA COLUMNIST It’s time for television and radio talk show hosts, educators, editorial writers, columnists and politicians to cease describing US President Donald J. Trump as being “crazy,” “mentally sick,” “childish,” etc. A person with such afflictions is legally and otherwise not responsible for his or her words and behavior. Trump knows […]