Romney Calls Obama Supporters Freeloaders

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a private discussion with millionaire donors, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stereotyped those who voted for President Obama in 2008 as “victims” who want and expect a free ride from...

Faces of Color at RNC? Mostly at the Lectern

Are mainstream media doing enough to expose the hypocrisy of the Republican Party with regard to people of color and issues they care about? Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former...

Death of an Ideal: a Moral Crisis

My vocation denies me the privilege of participating wholesale in death-denying American culture. Only those in the medical professions, law enforcement, and the funeral industry are as intimately acquainted with death as the clergy....

Frank Discussion of Black Sex and Sexuality Needed in Africa

As I read Reverend Lamar’s opinion piece (“Sex, Not Same-Sex Marriage, Should Be Topic of Debate”), my heart sank. For, while reading about the hypocrisy of the black church in America from the distance...

An America That Works for Working Families

Over the years, I often have reminded my children that, for our family, Labor Day can never be just another holiday. I tell them about A. Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car porters...

Obama Needs to Project More than Hope

The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week is to highlight the sharp contrast between the policies of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent. In the past,...

Why Marriage in Maryland Matters

Let’s face it: Marriage for gay and lesbian couples is often perceived as a White issue. Yet, there are thousands of African Americans - our brothers and sisters, cousins, neighbors, and co-workers – who...

Illegitimate View on Rape

I felt the spirit of Dr. Aaronnette White guiding my fingers for this column. A couple of weeks ago, Aaronnette died suddenly at the premature age of 51 years. A rape survivor and a...

Marching for the Sake of Marching

Every time I see a march or rally, I think of the rally of all rallies: the 1963 March on Washington. Forty-nine years later, there is nothing that equals that march in results. These days...

The Power of Marching Feet

As Republicans gather in a noisy, made-for-television convention designed to promote their presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, principled citizens in Pennsylvania and other “Voter ID” states are quietly working to overcome the latest assault upon...

Sex, Not Same-Sex Marriage, Should Be Topic of Debate

I played tee ball as a youngster. I recall vividly a teammate who crushed the ball off of the tee with the bases loaded. And this is where it all went downhill. As the...

Romney Budget Cuts ‘Substantially’ Deeper than Ryan’s

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been carefully trying to put some distance between him and running mate Paul Ryan’s radical budget proposal but he has a major problem – his plan would...

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