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Where the election stands
Saturday, July 23, 2016
The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s a good time to step back and assess this year’s election. Which carries bad news for both parties. The Republicans face a steep electoral challenge. If Hillary Clinton carries Florida (where
 
Hip-hop culture is the monster the black community created
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I am quite confident that what I am about to write will prove to be quite controversial, but I implore my readers to please read carefully. I will preface this column with one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 4:7: “Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.” Let's see if we can get
 
Movement for black lives yields new targets of the state
Thursday, June 30, 2016
During the height of the Ferguson, Missouri, rebellion in late summer 2014, youth organizer Joshua Williams (right) quickly rose to the call of duty. In the aftermath of Officer Darren Wilson’s brutal murder of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown, 19-year-old Williams stepped forward in the most dedicated and courageous way possible – on the
 
Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans
Saturday, June 25, 2016
After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year’s National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, I received quite a few emails asking: What can we do about it? For anyone who may have missed the column, I noted that in an ultimate show of disrespect, each major presidential candidate
 

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