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Editorial: Murder in Minneapolis

Tears from a Black teenage girl. Anger from a Black child. A guilt-ridden young, Black, male store clerk. Weeping from a 60-year-old Black man. All of these traumas were shared early on in a Minnesota courtroom. But heartbreak was felt across Black America and different parts of the globe as the U.S. so-called justice system was exposed to the world...

No rights a White man is bound to respect or protect?

If voting is the foundation of democracy and a sacred right of the citizens of any nation, the explosion of coverage about recent changes to voting laws in Georgia and pending voting rights legislation at the federal level should be getting intense scrutiny. And for Black folks who have invested so much into elections and voting, in particular in national...

Kind words can’t save a troubled nation

A year after the Covid-19 pandemic struck, President Joe Biden delivered a prime time address from the White House and offered a much different tone than his predecessor, Donald Trump. Yet for all of Mr. Biden’s words and wishes, he still presides over a divided republic and, at times, his call for bipartisan legislative action is being used against...

America: Unraveling and at War with Herself

The Bible asks if Satan casts out Satan how can his kingdom stand? It can’t. And America seems headed down that fateful and prophetic course without an ability to stop herself, or to save herself. The enemy she has to face is inside her own house.  As the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and his spiritual father and divine teacher, the Hon....

Performers, producers, paternalism and Black-Jewish relations

There is a new Black-Jewish coalition in town and it’s composed of 170 entertainment leaders who purport to oppose racism and anti-Semitism in the industry. The goal of the Black Jewish Alliance would be a worthy one, if the purpose was to right wrongs done to Blacks and Jews in Hollywood, notwithstanding the self-admitted influence the Jewish community wields...

Where are Blacks on the path to American unity?

While coming out of the gate pushing executive orders and undoing some of what his predecessor did, President Biden has stressed his desire to work across the aisle in Congress and work together with Republicans for the good of the country. There isn’t much of a desire to cooperate on the other side, especially with the impeachment of Donald Trump,...

The Day of America’s Downfall

“And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?” Matthew 12:26-33, King James Version “Mr. Trump is tearing away the skin of the onion of White civility, and the more he pulls the skin of that onion back, he’s beginning to show something in the character of the Whites that follow him...

Nashville and no peace for a troubled America

“America, in trying to hold her place as the greatest power among the nations of earth, is one of the most troubled countries on earth today.”  The Honorable Elijah Muhammad As the year was closing, it included a literal bang with the explosion of a bomb laden recreational vehicle on the streets of Nashville in Tennessee. And while authorities at...

The Shame of a Nation: Hunger in America

The holiday known as Thanksgiving has come and gone but there is an ever present reality that remains—hunger in America. The day that mocks the slaughter of the indigenous people of this nation comes with plenty of good and sincere efforts to show love and provide a momentary reprieve from suffering in the richest country in the world. It is...

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 about the Obama book during a...