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Counting the Cost

As a progressive who worked hard to help get Secretary Hillary Clinton elected, it is challenging for me to accept Donald Trump as President. But, he won. At least for now, I have to make the best of a bad ...

Black immigration group ready to battle Trump

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, (BAJI), a national network that advocates for Black immigrants, announced that it will fight President Donald Trump’s plans to restrict immigration of Africans to the United States from countries with large Muslim populations. Although ...

Racial wealth gap could close with systemic public policy reforms

As 2017’s Black History observances unfold in communities across the country, new research on racial wealth gaps refutes the age-old advice for people of color to pull themselves up by their proverbial bootstraps. According to researchers at Demos and the ...

Chances for African Americans to Benefit in Budding Cannabis Industry Go up in Smoke

African American Californians are looking forward to having a stake in the state's medicinal and the adult recreational-use cannabis industry as dispensary owners are being locked out of the big cannabis business machine once it revs up in 2018. As ...

Debate on Sessions nomination explodes over Coretta Scott King Letter

The United States Senate debate over Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (D-Ala.) boiled over into confusion and accusations on Tuesday, February 7 as Senate Democrats carried their opposition into an all-night long protest. But at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, ...

Counting the cost

Every day that he holds the presidency, Donald Trump does something outrageous. He blusters, he just plain lies, and he bullies. He pushes his decisions, his executive orders, down the throats of a Congress that he dominates. Why not let ...

Addressing the stigma of Black HIV/AIDS

Those of us working in HIV prevention have always believed that the spread of the virus was largely due to stigma around sex and sexuality, and that the only time we’d see any sort of progress in the fight against ...

Blackonomics

“There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the ...

Woman who falsely accused Emmett Till will avoid prosecution

He’s been dead for more than 60 years. Buried with Emmett Till was the truth to what led to brutal murder in 1955. But the latest development in the case is not going well the Till’s relatives in Chicago, the ...

COMMENTARY: What Parents and Students Should Know about Charter Schools

Late last year, “The New York Times” and “The Washington Post” criticized the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for its call for a moratorium on charter schools. Editorial writers at The Post even got all clever ...

Practical Politics

Colonialism is supposed to be dead in the 21st century. Countries are not supposed to have direct control of governments, resources, outputs, banking and educational facilities of other countries. Well, lo and behold, that’s not the case. The islands of ...

Counting the Cost

The economic philosophies of Democrats and Republicans are drastically different. While neither party is interested in dismantling the predatory capitalism that extracts surplus value from workers, Republicans are more interested in reinforcing predatory capitalism and “free markets,” while Democrats are ...

Black America’s ‘savior complex’ causes many to question Obama’s impact

Savior: a person who saves someone or something (especially a country or cause) from danger, or who is often regarded with the veneration of a religious figure. In 2008, millions of African Americans converged to vote for a man who ...

Commentary: It's time for the Democratic Party to wake up

Everyone appears to have figured out that a dangerous, stupid fascist with no knowledge of how the federal government works is now the President of the United States. Everyone, that is, accept members of the Democratic Party, now serving in ...

The night “Yes, we can!” became “Yes, we did!”

When President nominee Barack Obama won the election back in November 2008, the day was filled with hope as thousands of people from all walks of life clamored and screamed, “Yes, we can, yes, we can!” Obama had taken his ...