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One million strong: Where are they now?

One million strong: Where are they now?

Having seen how Black people are mistreated in country, not only historically but presently, I thought about that gloriously perfect day on which more than one million strong Black men stood on Washington’s Mall loving, trusting, and respecting one another. I thought about those I met that day, not having seen them since, and relished the notion […]

How to make sure your well never runs dry

How to make sure your well never runs dry

Multiple income streams will make sure your well never runs dry. Your well running dry is a saying that’s been around for centuries. It’s from a time when people needed a well to supply water to drink, to cook, to bathe, to wash clothes and other essential tasks. Nowadays, your job is like a well. […]

When the Jihadists turn on their masters

When the Jihadists turn on their masters

“Should the Saudi-led aggression in Yemen succeed in crushing the Houthis, al Qaida would be the clear winner.” In Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Libya, the decades-long U.S.-Saudi strategy to deploy Islamic jihadists as foot soldiers of imperialism is disintegrating – in flames. Although western and royal Arab media depict this week’s murderous Saudi assault on […]

Physical murder and political asphyxiation

Physical murder and political asphyxiation

DR. MARSHA COLEMAN-ADEBAYO BLACK AGENDA REPORT An 11 year-old Black girl is raped twice by men and winds up jailed and institutionalized for years by a callous and predatory system. The abomination lays bare the thin line that many African-American children and families tread “between physical murder and spiritual death.” Washington DC Police Chief Cathy […]

Common’s song for Black America: Extend hand of love to White supremacy

Common’s song for Black America: Extend hand of love to White supremacy

DANNY HAIPHONG BLACK AGENDA REPORT The rapper/actor Common’s “plea to Black America to get past White supremacy is actually a request for support for his endeavors from the Empire’s Black corporate club. Race and class betrayal is a highly profitable enterprise in America. Common’s appearance on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show officially anointed the veteran hip-hop […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 252

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 252

Black farmers and weed – Here are excerpts of what we wrote about 2014’s Amendment 2, which would have made medical marijuana legal in Florida: “This law is designed for “Big Weed” – the weed-growing industry similar to “Big Tobacco.” Check the huge profit margin on legal marijuana… A quote from Michelle Alexander, the author […]

An open letter to the unknown

An open letter to the unknown

HALEY ASBERRY GUEST COLUMNIST Editor’s note: Haley Asberry, a minister and social justice activist received a negative anonymous message on the social networking website Facebook. Publicly she shared the following response. An open letter to the person who private messaged me to say that I am a terrible representative of Christianity: You privately sent me […]

Democracy overrated?

Democracy overrated?

Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Long before China and India became the economic wonders of Asia, there was Singapore, a small, diverse country with no natural resources that took the audacious step of breaking away from the Malaysian federation in 1965 to become an independent nation. Lee Kuan Yew, the new country’s founding father, knew that […]

U.S. voter turnout is low because there’s little to vote for

U.S. voter turnout is low because there’s little to vote for

President Obama wants you to believe that the political map of the United States would be transformed – “completely changed,” he says – if citizens were required by law to vote. Obama told a town hall meeting in Cleveland that mandatory voting would “counteract” the influence of money in the U.S. electoral process. That’s a hell of […]

Power to question bullies

Power to question bullies

Gregory E. Woods GUEST COLUMNIST You have to question bullies. I am adamant about that. I saw how bullies were as a kid and as an adult I developed ways of dealing with bullies that vacillated between wisdom and brutality. The range between the two extremes are dependent upon the maturity of the other person. […]