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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. On Oct. 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its...

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,...

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 of the deep rooted prejudices of Whites and the 10...

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 profiling and...

‘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 the preacher of truth and those...

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 lost or left behind. We sacrifice...

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...

Wealth gap costs over last two decades: $2.7 trillion in Black income, $16 trillion to U.S. economy

by Charlene Crowell —Guest Columnist— America’s persistent racial income and wealth gaps are the result of four intertwined factors: housing, education, business ownership and access to credit. Closing these gaps would facilitate inter-generational wealth creation for Black America and also expand the nation’s economy by $5 trillion over the next five years. These findings come from an extensive report newly-released...

Still Searchin’ for a White Savior: The Manipulation of Black Liberation

by Minister Paul Scott –Guest Columnist–  “Beware of the hand when it’s coming from the Left. I ain’t trippin’ just watch your step”–Can’t Truss It - Public Enemy It was the moment he had been waiting for over 50 years. Former Black Power activist Brother Harold stood in anticipation as he heard “Black Lives Matter!” being chanted in the distance. As he stood...