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...

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...

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...

‘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...

We are putty in other people’s hands

Incidents over just the past two months have taken Black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The White woman in Spokane, Wash., who...

Don’t pressure Africa to embrace same-sex unions

LEKAN OGUNTOYINBO NNPA COLUMNIST Over a picture of two bearded tuxedo-clad men kissing, a Nigerian-born acquaintance of mine posted on Facebook: “May I, my children, grandchildren...

Separating marriage from religion

AARON N. TAYLOR, ESQ. GUEST COMMENTARY The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges extended the right to marry to same-sex couples and touched...

‘Old Glory’ is the real Rebel flag

Kwame S. Salter Guest Commentary Flags are imbued with the values, sentiments and aspirations of whoever honors and flies them. A flag is a visible and...

40 reasons Blacks and the poor are incarcerated

BILL QUIGLEY GUEST COMMENTATOR Editor’s note: This is Part 3. Other reasons will be listed in upcoming weeks. 13. This system creates a lot of jobs. Jails...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 261

“Bury the man; continue the plan” – Why doesn't the Black Christian church get much respect anymore? Because of fearful, egg-sucking, boot-licking, weak-kneed, tight-sphinctered,...

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