Another Columbus Day come wrong
In another tall tale, we were, and many school children still are, taught that Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer sponsored by the Spanish crown, discovered America (what eventually became the United States and Canada). More accurate history for the last 40 years, however, has made it abundantly clear that, in fact, Columbus did not do that.
Donald Trump and the African American vote in 2016
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.
The politics of know-nothings redux
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.
The AEC (African Economic Community) and its two major corollaries, the African Union (AU) and the African Regional Economic Communities, have embarked on an enormous paradigm altering mission for the 21st century
The politics of winning the Olympics bid-who wants it?
The 2024 Summer Olympics may be headed for Los Angeles. The first phase of the application process has been completed, and L.A. is still in it. In fact, it is now the front runner to be awarded the Games.
The politics of negotiating a better police-community relationship
Lately, there’s been a rush of conferences, meetings and celebrity-studded get-togethers to try and identify some common-sense steps to improve police-community relations in the USA.
The politics of naming and claiming the infraction
The journalism profession generally considers plagiarism a cardinal sin. There are many, many examples of those previously punished for journalistic plagiarism by suspension, termination or other means.
The politics of keeping the facts straight
It is certain that within the next few months the American public will be overfed the Republican Party’s view of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail situation. She will be accused of all sorts of criminal behavior and lack of sound judgement.
The politics of sand, surf and sun
As the summer sun in Los Angeles makes its very intense and vibrant entrance this June, it is interesting to reflect on things before and things now.
The politics of slavery and the Ivy League
By now current research has clearly demonstrated that many of the U.S. Ivy League schools were partially or largely financed in their early history by profits and labor from American slave trading.