Monday, July 13, 2020

‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?’

Editor’s note: On July 5, 1852, anti-slavery crusader Frederick Douglass spoke at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Rochester,...

‘The Negro is not equal to the White man’

Editor’s note: In what’s known as his “Cornerstone Speech,” on March 21, 1861, Confederate States of America Vice President Alexander H. Stephens presents what...

Hate is now acceptable, and America has no moral compass

The time to eliminate hate, poverty, racism, bullying, police brutality and hunger is now. We can no longer ‘wait.’ I am committed to working...

A country of bitter Americans

American society is at a spiritual crossroads because of the merciless, brutal, police murder of George Floyd. Which way America: spiritual unity or societal chaos?...

Before COVID-19, racism was the ultimate pandemic

In the midst of the murder of George Floyd, the fires rage across the United States of America. The South Florida Black Prosperity Alliance understands...

It took too long to arrest officer

It’s not clear why prosecutors needed four days to take Chauvin into custody, but this much is certain: His arrest was peaceful. He wasn’t...

We are all horrified, but only White people have luxury of being shocked

Last night while my city burned and curfew fell, I sat and watched “Black Panther” and thought about what smug hypocrites White people can...

I could have been George Floyd

I am a veteran, business owner, leader in our community, and a Black father. We can open our eyes and ears wide and help...

OWN, TV One and BET ignore functions of the Black press

As a child growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama in the 1950s, my only connections with the national Black community was the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper...

When will the real justice system please stand up for us?

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails and where any one class is made to feel that society is an...