Monday, July 13, 2020

Malcolm, MLK said Black unity is a necessity

In 2015, we Black folks paid a heavy price for our resolute refusal to organize a national unity movement to promote and defend our...

In my humble opinion, nothing matters

“Black Lives Matter! “Black Lives Matter!” is a phrase that is heard a lot these days. In fact, the “Black Lives Matter” movement, as it’s called,...

Donald Trump and the Black vote

RAYNARD JACKSON GUEST COLUMNIST The year 2015 brought tectonic changes in several areas of our lives that the media has ignored or under-reported. Too often, media...

The ironic regret of Obama’s presidency

Here is how acclaimed communication strategist Richard Greene rated President Obama as a communicator a few years ago: “Barack Obama, at his best, in some...

In Oregon, White Christian lives matter

The armed right-wing activists that seized control of a federal wildlife sanctuary compound in eastern Oregon have already committed – and conspired to commit...

‘The gun lobby…cannot hold America hostage’

Editor’s note – President Obama delivered this speech from the White House on Tuesday, January 5. Five years ago this week, a sitting member of...

This is your year!

Every year around this time, I tell my family, friends and loved ones, “This will be your year!” I am right. But in all seriousness,...

Have hip-hop and Wall Street destroyed soul music?

We have always had a strong affinity for music.  Soon after our forefathers were let off the slave ships and sold to plantations we...

Time for a new year’s revolution

The worldview, class outlook and methods of nonprofit organizations have dominated the landscape of the U.S. left for so long, most of us are...

Why I celebrate Kwanzaa

It’s a curious thing that so many Black Americans – who insist on calling themselves African-Americans – know so little about their American heritage,...