Omitting the Island Humanity of the Pacific

Sitting here in Hawaii in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I’m appalled and aghast with the way the Imperialist Western media has covered the Earthquakes, Tsunami and Nuclear Devastation in Japan. CNN, ABC,...

IT ALL ADDS UP

TriceEdney --- Like millions, I am shocked and appalled by the needless killing of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and 5 Dallas police officers.  Respect for humanity requires that we reject, in the strongest terms,...

Money, Media, and the Culture of Corruption

Recently, The Washington Post’s Colbert King wrote the column, “Do they deserve to be on the DC Council?” I immediately took exception with this utterly ridiculous characterization, because the writer and his paper are directly...

COMMENTARY: Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Columnist Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you experienced as a child? Is this ‘dream’ being deferred or...

To Help DC’s Restaurant Workers, Save Our Tips

I can still hear my Jamaican mother’s voice, questioning why I, who’d graduated with a degree in social work, was instead making ends meet as a server at Bistro Bis. It was 20 years...

Lessons from Women’s History for 2016

During Women’s History Month this year, the leadership of the National Women’s History Project urges all Americans to learn from the women in public service and government who have dedicated their lives to “forming...

The Psychological Dimensions of White Supremacy

The CNN cable news program “Anderson Cooper 360°” recently aired a four-part series devoted to the subject of race in America. The program, “Black or White: Kids on Race,” featured a new study based...

Defending Democracy Against Voter Suppression

Although President Donald Trump won enough states last year to give him the Electoral College victory, he lost the nationwide popular vote by approximately 2,868,000 votes. Nevertheless, the President and his senior political advisor, Stephen...

Working Together to Achieve Fair and Effective Policing

As our Department of Justice’s “pattern or practice investigation” of the Baltimore City Police Department has revealed, far too many law enforcement officers have participated in repeated violations of the constitutional rights of our...

Blood on the Roots

Author and university professor Karsonya Wise Whitehead contemplated the concept of, "freedom," as millions celebrated the Fourth of July. I had a moment during Sunday service, when my pastor asked us to stand, turn toward...

IT SHOULDN’T FEEL THIS WAY

TriceEdney -- Without creating too much knowledge of how chronologically advanced I am, I can honestly say I've seen my share of presidential campaigns and have been on both the winning and losing sides personally and...

Raynard Jackson…Alienation

My position on illegal immigration is very public – I DO NOT SUPPORT AMNESTY under any circumstances. So, with the new illegal immigration bill signed into law in Arizona and the volume of phone...

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