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HBCU alumni must take up George Cooper’s work

HBCU alumni must take up George Cooper’s work

Editor’s note: Dr. George Cooper, a long-time Historically Black College University administrator, died July 15. Cooper, a Florida A&M University alumnus and former president of South Carolina State University, was the primary liaison between the federal government and HBCUs. Presidents and supporters all around the country are mourning the death of White House Initiative on […]

Sandra Bland video – Here’s what I saw

Sandra Bland video – Here’s what I saw

CHUCK HOBBS, ESQ. GUEST COLUMNIST After watching the Sandra Bland traffic stop video: •What happened to Sandra Bland when the police officer pulled her in Waller County, Texas can happen to any citizen regardless of race, gender or religion. We all should be outraged any time any officer exceeds the limits of his or her […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 262

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 262

Edward H. “Googie” Hayes, III, 1955-2015 – My hometown of Daytona Beach is a small town in which everybody pretty much knows everybody else in town, especially if you are Black. It was even smaller when I was growing up in the late 1960s and early ‘70’s. Googie Hayes was the kind of kid who […]

Haitians in Dominican Republic may become stateless

Haitians in Dominican Republic may become stateless

LEKAN OGUNTOYINBO NNPA COLUMNIST Racism is flaring its ugly head again on the island of Hispaniola, a Caribbean island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For decades, thousands of Haitians have crossed over into the more affluent Dominican Republic to seek better economic opportunities. Over the years, some of these Haitians stayed, made new […]

Democrats think you are stupid

Democrats think you are stupid

Last month, Talking Points Memo noted that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the recipient of tens of millions of dollars in legal bribes (campaign contributions) from Big Oil, Big Ag, Big Pharma, Wall Street, military contractors, and more. The DNC is featuring Bernie Sanders on the mass fundraising mailings it sent to thousands of […]

Time to repeal Second Amendment

Time to repeal Second Amendment

ROGER CALDWELL GUEST COLUMNIST In Chicago during the July 4th holiday, there were 14 citizens killed with guns and 82 injured by gunshots. Violence with guns is a pervasive sickness in our society, and firearms must be removed from the streets. Americans think gun ownership is a right guaranteed by the Second Amendment, and that […]

The civil rights movement and the Class of 1965

The civil rights movement and the Class of 1965

HOWARD SIMON GUEST COMMENTARY In 1965, the City College of New York (CCNY) student government received a telegram from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – one of many he sent to allies around the country – urging that if they shared his vision and commitment to equality and racial justice, they join him for a […]

40 reasons Blacks and the poor are incarcerated

40 reasons Blacks and the poor are incarcerated

BILL QUIGLEY GUEST COMMENTATOR Editor’s note: This is Part 4. Other reasons will be listed in upcoming weeks. 18. Those who are too poor, too mentally ill or too chemically dependent, though still presumed innocent, are kept in cages until their trial dates. No wonder it is fair to say, as the New York Times […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 261

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 261

Why a series called ‘Negroes with Guns’? Because it’s time for Black America to adapt or die. My good Christian friends, in the wake of seeing men and women of God slaughtered like sheep, keep saying, “The battle isn’t ours; it’s the Lord’s.” In the word of Huggy Lowdown of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, […]

‘Go with the flow.’ Really?

‘Go with the flow.’ Really?

I don’t care too much for the phrase “Go with the flow.” It reminds me of “Tow the line,” “Stick with the program,” “Follow the crowd,” or another phrase which I don’t like: “Don’t rock the boat!” Anyway, I recently came across a friend of mine by accident on Facebook. This friend of mine and […]