The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell said that the issue of gun control escapes vigorous debate when the perpetrators of mass shooters are White males. The leader of the association, composed of more than 200 Black-owned publications, also noted that cries for reform gain the most traction when highlighting incidents of urban violence … [Read more...]
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Caution, read at your own risk it, as may make you “feel some kind of way.” Vice President Pence; Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones; ESPN; President Trump; the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell; corporate America; and the one percent are all ganging up on a handful of Black professional athletes and a sports personality. Why? Because the power structure knows its history, they … [Read more...]
Most thinking people know, either consciously or subconsciously, why the U.S. has been slow to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands brought on by Hurricane Maria. It is because the islanders aren’t considered Americans (despite their U.S. citizenship); they aren’t White and they are broke! According to reports coming out of the islands, … [Read more...]
Donald Trump lit the fuse with his “birther” accusations about Obama. He went on to “Crooked Hilary” and “Rocket Man.” His calling out of NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem has divided fans into those who cheer and those who jeer. This hurts the NFL and the future livelihood of players. Players can do more by working in communities. Trump can do more by … [Read more...]
My question: Have White people lost their minds or do they believe Black people are stupid or crazy when it comes to the history of the American flag? All this talk about the pride Black people should have for the American flag is nonsense. Our tenure under the American flag has been nothing short of a catastrophe. Our woes under the U.S. flag are enslavement, … [Read more...]