Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Be mindful of the protest pimps

Let the protests begin! Every day something bad happens somewhere in a Black community in the United States. An unarmed Black man may get shot...

Will masks be a magnet for racial profiling?

Johnny Fikru can’t leave the house without carrying the weight of double consciousness with him. “Double consciousness,” a concept coined by renowned sociologist W.E.B. Du...

Judge Emmet Sullivan is the Democrat’s new hero

Washington Democrats, much of the major media, and other “Trump haters” have a new hero — the once very highly respected U.S. District Court...

We as Black women must honor our Black men

Nobody knows better than Black women the challenges Black women and men still face. We must stand by each other no matter what. Some might...

My personal battle from a positive to a negative result

The journey for me started with a very slight cough. On March 17, I started experiencing internal digestive symptoms that I initially assumed was...

Old, sick and incarcerated Black inmates denied the Manafort treatment

There were 4,623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May. Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s one-time campaign...

Remembering Little Richard, the architect of rock ‘n’ roll

“My legacy,” Little Richard told Rolling Stone Magazine in 2013, “should be that when I started in show business there was no such thing...

2020 graduates are getting the VIP, special treatment

Everybody who has ever graduated from anything knows how special graduation is. If you made it to graduation, not only were you excited about...

Providing relief to cities must be priority to Congress

“Cities are the economic engines of the nation and home to the workers who make those engines run. The result of the growing pandemic...

Coronavirus’s next victim? Our mental health

The coronavirus has delivered traumatic blows to our collective mental well-being that are as invisible as the virus itself, and in many ways, just...