Lessons from the African American vote in Alabama The African Americans who have convinced themselves that one vote doesn’t matter should take a very close look at what happened during the recent special election in Alabama. In spite of the endorsement of President Donald Trump and the extremely conservative White voters who supported Roy Moore, Doug Jones, the Democratic … [Read more...]
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It always seems that Black people are stuck in between a rock and a hard place in America. Lately, it feels like the whole mountain has fallen on us when it comes to the judicial system. What is it going to take for White people in charge of the justice system and politics to understand that they can’t continue to treat Black people as the Tuskegee experiment? How dare the … [Read more...]
The United States of America feels like a volcano is about to erupt. Thoughtful people remain hopeful that firing Robert Mueller will not happen without just cause. This column agrees that action without just cause would shake the very Constitutional foundation of America. So far, we see no just cause. Certainly, there have been seemingly tawdry and unseemly acts within the … [Read more...]
Those left out are at a great disadvantage It’s no longer a luxury. This is serious. It’s really a social justice issue. It’s a 21st century civil rights issue. — Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner Unless the digital divide is narrowed soon, the United States may be headed to the class warfare of a century ago, the last time the economy changed so fundamentally. It won’t be … [Read more...]
With the holidays here, it's a good time to talk about impaired driving and what communities can do to prevent it. Twenty-nine years ago, Larry Mahoney drove his pickup truck down the wrong side of Kentucky’s Interstate 71 hitting a church bus head on and killing 24 children and three adults. The incident, which became known as the Carrollton Bus Crash, remains the deadliest … [Read more...]