Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Hamil R. Harris

We can’t stop here

The conviction of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of all charges in the murder of George Floyd has sparked an out burst of joy...
LZ Granderson

Guilty verdict in Chauvin trial won’t be enough for real progress

As long as good cops still need a video to go viral before turning in bad ones, we’ll be in the same spot we...
MMERI

How minority entrepreneurs could break into the medical cannabis industry

This commentary is provided by the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) of Florida A&M University. How does someone get into the medical marijuana...
charlene crowell

Fudge and HUD working to restore fair housing rules

Although the month of April is annually observed as Fair Housing Month, the reality for Black America and other people of color is that...
dahleen glanton

Lieutenant’s traffic stop is too familiar

Months after police killed George Floyd on a busy street in Minneapolis, Army Lt. Caron Nazario had a dangerous encounter with police in rural...

Revisiting the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Police reforms will never work unless accompanied by and embedded in rebuilding and empowering communities. Even as Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder...
ben jealous

Biden’s promise to diversify the courts is starting strong

People who care about equal justice under the law should be very happy about President Joe Biden’s first set of judicial nominees.  I am especially...
Hazel Tric Edney

It’s worse than we ever thought

Among the first evidence presented by prosecutors in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in his killing of George Floyd is...

Stop ‘othering’ folks; they had names we should not forget

In our struggle against white supremacy, we must all link arms to protect and care for one another. I wondered how long expressions of empathy...
Dr E Faye Williams

Racist Republicans are no longer hiding

As long as I remember, generosity has been a personal value that I’ve embraced and practiced. I assume that my large number of siblings...