Republican Party rejects Black voters

Are Black voters so loyal to Democrats that their issues are ignored? Donald Trump suggests as much, arguing that Blacks had “nothing to lose” by voting for him. Now a column by Farai Chideya at FiveThirtyEight cites academics who make ...

Blacks should have animal rights

It appears that the law enforcement officers of America have declared open season on African Americans, both male and female. “Open Season” occurs in the hunting, world when one is free to kill a particular species at “anytime” as opposed ...

Counting the Cost

Between the unemployment rate report that was released in early September, and the Census report on income and poverty that was released on Sept. 13, President Barack Obama and his team got great news about the economic status of the ...

Practical Politics

I had thought last week’s column was my final comment on Trump and Black folks, but President Obama raised the stakes higher in his recent speech to the Congressional Black Caucus. The POTUS said, “not getting our community out to ...

Senator Holly Mitchell responds to criticism

In Our Weekly’s August 27th issue both editorialist Jaivon Grant and AAFC president Will Scott apparently got the impression that I was trying to make a deliberate comparison on the floor of the State Senate between opponents of required overtime ...

Practical Politics

Recently, Mr. Donald Trump has asked, “What do you have to lose?” aimed, he says, at Black American voters. In speeches mainly to Anglo audiences, he has said he is offering a real change to Black voters.

Counting the Cost

While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country.

Counting the Cost

The most recent data on minority-owned firms in the United States was collected in 2012 (and released at the end of 2015). It showed that the number of minority-owned firms rose from 5.8 million in 2007 to 8 million in ...

Practical Politics

Last week, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow gave an incisive report on the Know Nothing Political Party in American political history, as a way of explaining the current popularity of anti-immigrationism in our political discourse.

Counting the Cost

With a woman heading the ticket of the Democratic Party, it may be challenging for us to remember that women have had the right to vote for less than a century (and Black folks less than that). But the 19th ...

Bishop Wayne T. Jackson says best way to handle Trump is to engage him

This Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be coming to Detroit. Again. Only this time “The Donald” is coming in search of The Black Vote.

Letter to the Editor

Question? Does the very biased media understand that viewers and readers see right through the very blatant and biased reporting that favors Hillary Clinton? This is the very reason that so many Americans are disenchanted with government.

Equating Farm Work with Slavery is an insult to African Americans and Californians

Like most African Americans, I have been profiled, stereotyped and been the victim of real racism. It offends and shames me to be unfairly judged without anyone knowing a thing about me.

When was America great?

Our American exceptionalism allows us to shimmer, too fully in our greatness. We are the biggest and the baddest. We are the best armed and the most influential.

Report: Blacks and Latinos still face housing discrimination in California

Although many American families have modest financial means, there is nothing small about their hopes. Owning a home has long been an important part of the American Dream.