Monday, July 13, 2020

Church leaders, come out of the closets

Homosexuals have come out of the closet, while many churches have run into the closets and shut the doors. An overstatement? Maybe. But there is...

Obama takes prison reform ‘con’ on the road

President Obama last week took his criminal justice con game into the U.S. prison system, home to one out of eight incarcerated persons in...

The reality of Obama’s Iran deal

The nuclear energy agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations has finally concluded and the moment is bittersweet. Iran’s sovereignty should have been respected,...

How fakeness tarnishes hip-hop

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson recently filed for bankruptcy and testified in court that despite his flashy public persona, he is only worth $4.4 million. Not...

National Urban League conference comes to Florida

America faces tremendous challenges. As a nation, we are experiencing what may be the most intense focus in decades on economic inequality, educational equity,...

Pressure candidates on criminal justice reform

PERRY E. THURSTON, JR., ESQ. GUEST COLUMNIST The National Urban League’s annual conference begins this week here in Fort Lauderdale. One would expect our presidential hopefuls...

How to keep our Black boys alive

The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the...

Clinton, Obama election-year posturing

In July 2005, I wrote the following: “With under five percent of the world’s people, the US accounts for 25 percent of the planet’s prisoners....

40 reasons Blacks and the poor are incarcerated

BILL QUIGLEY GUEST COMMENTATOR Editor’s note: This is Part 5. Other reasons will be listed in upcoming weeks. 24. Poor people get jail, and jail makes people...

The flag flap is just foolishness

You can remove the Confederate flag from the flagpoles and grounds of political institutions, but you can’t take the Confederate attitudes from the hearts...