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Broken Promises in a Troubled Land

President Barack Obama’s new book, “A Promised Land,” is a best seller and has drawn a variety of responses as the former leader of the free world shared his thoughts about time in office and America’s future. Fareed Zakaria, political commentator and host of a CNN Sunday morning talk show, made some interesting observations...

Healing America’s soul?

Joseph R. Biden Jr., former vice president and longtime politician, ascended to the White House with words that were in many ways fitting for a nation that finds itself fractured politically, racially, socially, and economically unraveling. In a short Nov. 7 acceptance speech, the president-elect pledged to work for all Americans to bring the...

Covid-19 worsens debt collector harassment; new federal rule leaves room for state actions

By Charlene Crowell —Guest Columnist— As the final days of the 2020 election season drew to a close, major media across the nation focused on polls and prospects for the presidential candidates. At the same time, scant news coverage reported on a development affecting 68 million consumers: debt collection regulation.

Where do we go from here? We go to work

EDITORIAL The National Election for 2020 is one of the most acrimonious and most important elections in recent years. Regardless of who wins the White House, it is our responsibility to take our future in our own hands and not have false hope in a White political saviour who will act in our best...

White Paranoia of the Big Payback: Race War vs Reality in 2020

“Don’t try to hide. You might as well embrace it/you’ve done it all/turn around and face it.” Run and Hide—Jay Electronica Bob Whitman was incensed. While pouring his morning coffee he happened to take a quick glance at his son Billy’s homework assignment where his teacher had quoted, “because...

VOTING: Not the sole solution for Black America, so how do we get what we want?

The question of the day is what do Black people want and how do we get it?  It is safe to say that most in the Black electorate want to live in communities that are economically strong.  We want safe neighborhoods free of violent crime. We want a healthy relationship with police that does not involve racial...

‘The Earth Swallows The Flood’ Minister Farrakhan, Hip-Hop Controversy & End-Times Prophecy

“But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.”—Revelations 12:16-NKJV “The ultimate aim of this world should be known to everyone; especially the righteous…The (arch-deceivers) ultimate aim is to do as their people have done—try to destroy...

Remembering the Million Man March: Reflections on Memory and Mission

This is in remembrance, reflection and uncompromising reaffirmation of our people and their radically transformative struggle. There is so much damage done to memory and mission in our lives and to our sense of self by large and small concessions to the constant call to let go and move on regardless of what is...

A lesson from the Million Man March

The Million Man March, October 16, 1995, was a day of great joy and a major victory in a world where Black men are denigrated, rejected, targeted, hated and stereotyped. We live in the world of an enemy who has made us enemies to ourselves and to one another with us not knowing Satan...

A Divine Warner and the Plight of a Modern Pharaoh

News that President Trump was stricken with the coronavirus raised concerns as the United States was weeks away from an important national election. The reports of the president’s illness, and Covid-19 striking high level staffers, senators, and high profile guests who have had interactions or closeness to the president added to an already stressful...

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California Covid-19 driven eviction crisis coming?

California’s extended moratorium on evictions is helpful, but advocates say the short-term, temporary fix is not enough to keep people off the...