Counting the Cost

Jerry Alan Bailey was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to violate federal narcotics laws. Shauna Barry-Scott was sentenced to 20 years for having cocaine in her possession and intending to distribute it.

Summer jobs still available to youth

The city and county of Los Angeles expect to provide up to 20,000 jobs for low-income youth by summer’s end through its HIRE L.A.’s Youth program, which kicked off this month.

Tear down the walls of economic inequality

After a spirited debate, the South Carolina House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds at the urging of Gov. Nikki Haley, who quickly signed the measure into law.

Congress urges stronger action against ‘payday’ loan vendors

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed to trap them in payday loans they never authorized.

Rewritin Confederate history

On their website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is “dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.” I would suggest, ...

Improving local healthcare

Trauma injury, from prevention to rehabilitation. They are also research and teaching facilities.

Shead will host football camp

DeShawn Shead will conduct a free Youth Skills Football Camp tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at Domenic Massari Park, 37715 55th St. East in Palmdale.

The politics of historical delusion

One news source reported this week that one of its investigators interviewed one of Dylann Roof's cousins, who said that Roof had been trying to romance a young White girl recently who rejected him in favor of hooking up with ...

Focus on real Black women, not imposters

By the time you read this, perhaps the disturbing story of Rachel Dolezal, the prevaricating White woman who passed for Black, led the Spokane NAACP, and wove a web of elaborate lies, would have receded from media headlines. Probably not. ...

Mocha Moms Inc. sends open letter to the Fraternal Order of Police

So much has already been said and written about what happened in McKinney, Texas. We, Mocha Moms Inc., have struggled with the question: What more can we add to the conversation?

Practical Politics

In February 2014, to add to the public policy executive order he’d already issued in July 2012 regarding assisting African American youth to overcome the systemic obstacles against their success in the USA, President Barack Obama issued an order to ...

Counting the Cost

The unemployment rate rose just a bit in May, an indicator that Wall Street and Main Street are celebrating because that means more people are looking for work and that more people are optimistic.

I need my father

As an Afro-American grandfather, I now understand that fatherhood is a privilege, not simply a right. I realize that being a father is an institution, professorship of trust, culture, and emotions attached to DNA. There is no question that each ...

The politics of putrid puffery

One distinctive and unfortunate part of African American culture is the too-often repeated exercise of public rants against each other. This habit is not ameliorated because it has a very long-standing tradition within the community, nor is it okay just ...

Fox News favorite ‘people’s sheriff’ should drop his comedic charade

Milwaukee County’s David Clarke could be a valuable voice in the national conversation over police violence. Instead he’s on Fox News blaming ‘Black underclass subculture behavior.’