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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The new Negro voice

Back during the days of slavery, when the wicked slave master was curious about what was going on in the slave quarters he asked...

A death-blow to the N-word

Doesn’t it bother you that every so often we hear someone of a different ethnic group use the ‘N word’ and then apologize for...

Will you retire in the 1 percent?

When I was 24 years old working in my dream job at my hometown newspaper, I received an email that changed my life forever...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 251

From the New York Times – A recent headline reads, ‘Jeb Bush’s Team Plots Vast Effort to Win Florida,’ and describes how Jeb’s nascent...

‘Cookie Lyon,’ politics, and the evolution of HBCU advocacy

JARRETT L. CARTER, SR. GUEST COMMENTARY Howard University alumna Taraji P. Henson recently earned headlines for insisting that her son transfer to Howard following a racial...

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