Police reform now: The state of emergency in our precincts

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Charles de Montesquieu,...

Educate our students – Don’t train them

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence...

Baltimore is just the beginning

America’s so-called Black community leaders can’t draw flies to an outhouse. But every time a young Black man gets beaten, chocked, shot or gets...

As police killings show, the African-American community needs more change

KERMAN MADDOX TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The terrible video is sharp and clean, the one that seems to show what common sense says has been happening all...

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...

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