Editorial

What Happened to OUR Village?

“Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is making a child suffer for having a problem. To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions not retribution.” –L.R. Knost Back when I was coming up there were many things Black folks did not have. But, there was one thing we did have, which replaced and

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A Matter of Life and Death

All oppressed people know this feeling. Tevye expressed it best in “Fiddler on the Roof” when he said there are times “when our hearts lie panting on the floor.” Atatiana Jefferson’s murder by Aaron Dean, a White police officer, in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 11 has created one of those times. It is clear

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Fourth Democratic Debate

In presidential elections, the home of the fourth Democratic Presidential debate, the state of Ohio is known as a kingmaker. Candidates were quick to point out that Ohio and the Midwest has lost jobs while the President has been in office. Nevertheless, Ohio is pivotal. For the first time, billionaire Tom Steyer was on stage,

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Impeachment

Impeachment is a Constitutional remedy, and at the same time, a political process to remove an ungodly-immoral-President from office. Donald J. Trump’s descent down the golden-escalator in Trump Tower was a descent in to the pit of hell, and he has been dragging America into that same pit. America, be very careful, lest we become

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We NEED Replacements

“Many of these Americans who are struggling to survive are Americans of Color, … Their cries for assistance confront America with a test of our moral compass as a nation.” – U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings Truly America has lost a legendary figure with the passing of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. As I sat and watched

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SANKOFA

Never has a race of people come so far in so short of a time. In the early 1900’s, Sun Yat Sen, the father of Chinese nationalism predicted that enslaved Africans would be annihilated and destroyed in the same ruthless fashion of the native Americans. He threw in the towel for Black people because he

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Raw Talent

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” – Simone Biles I knew I had to write about the talented gymnast, Ms. Simone Biles, who has devastated the Olympics and the gymnastics arena with natural raw talent. Quotes like, “She is absolutely the best I have ever seen,” by

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Who Really Wins?

“Indeed, in America there is a strange and powerful belief that if you stab a Black person ten times, the bleeding stops, and the healing begins the moment the assailant drops the knife. We believe White dominance to be a fact of the inert past, a delinquent debt that can be made to disappear if

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It’s Not PATRIOTISM, It’s NATIONALISM – “WHITE NATIONALISM”

For People of Color, the past three and one-half years of slogging through Donald Trump’s America have brought many new realizations about some age-old problems. Racism and bigotry have existed since the first Africans set foot in English speaking North America 400 years ago. During our long, agonizing trek through the pages of U.S. history,

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