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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...

Hidden History: 200 Black Leaders Unite Against Jewish Pressure, Threats

This hidden history is important to frame and view the current controversy involving the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Jewish backlash against his worldwide July 4, 2020 message entitled “The Criterion.” Minister Farrakhan is frequently blamed for being the “stumbling block” that causes Black-Jewish relations in America to remain troublesome. However, this hidden history helps us...

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.

False words, false hope and a Covid-19 virus

Over four years, President Donald Trump has shown a propensity for lying. He has also been amazingly honest about his commitment to his political future and doing anything to ensure he returns to the White House. The president admitted during a radio recent interview with Geraldo Rivera to “rushing” and “pushing” a Covid-19 vaccine...

Politics, promises and power

The country’s national election will be held Nov. 3 and the run up to voting for the next president is in full swing. This is undoubtably one of the most consequential elections in recent years with a president consumed by narcissism, self-absorption and deceit. He appeals to the worst of the millions who follow and empower him....

American Jewish Committee Makes Veiled Threats Against Farrakhan Followers

In 1972, the FBI’s chief liaison to the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee wrote a report that was published by the American Jewish Committee. Milton Ellerin’s report published by Philip Hoffman of the American Jewish Committee identified the Nation of Islam as follows: “Only one movement (The Black Muslims), though looked upon...

America’s salvation requires walking in the light of truth

Joe Biden has been declared the leader of the Democratic Party and exited its convention having delivered the best speech of his political life as part of his effort to gain the White House in 2020. The Democrats’ candidate for president emerged from his bunker in a Covid-19 stricken world speaking of light, national...

The Controversy with the Jews: What is the Truth?

Attack on Farrakhan: The Beginning The most recent Jewish attacks on Black people and their leaders started in 1983 during the presidential campaign of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson. The following is a chronology of those events: In 1983, some Jews organized a group calling themselves “Jews Against Jackson” (JAJ) to oppose the presidential candidacy of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson,...

Black-Jewish Unity at what cost and for whose benefit?

You just missed Black-Jewish Unity Week. Marc Morial, of the National Urban League, American Jewish Committee president Harriet P. Schleifer and other American Jewish Committee officials led the effort the week of Sept. 7 to highlight the mythic Black-Jewish relationship, citing the work of Jews with Blacks during the civil rights movement and Jewish...

Words from Mr. Biden?

After being viciously verbally pummeled by Donald Trump, the Democratic Party’s champion, Joe Biden, responded to the president’s declaration that the former vice president was soft on crime and the country, especially safe, White suburbs would be overrun by out of control Black hordes of looters and criminals, if Mr. Biden was elected. Speaking...

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