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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...

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 country together. He claimed a mandate with...

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 interests. As the Honorable Elijah Muhammad warned,...

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 throws a rock and hides his...

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 time for many Americans. There was...