Editorial

Chasing the American Dream

Photo credit: media.npr.org By Roy Douglas Malonson A people that don’t support each other will perish.” Roy Douglas Malonson We MUST Understand “OUR MONEY” and “OUR VOTE” are two of the most powerful tools WE have. Therefore, WE should be careful WHO WE give them to. For too long OUR people have been so busy

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The Truth About Welfare

Photo credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images By Roy Douglas Malonson “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”-President Ronald Reagan America first developed its national welfare system in 1935, as a result of the effects of the Great Depression. On January 4, 1935, President Roosevelt announced in his

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Making America Great Again!

Photo credit: dfw.cbslocal.com By Roy Douglas Malonson “And [America] has failed to hear that large segments of White society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When former President Ronald Reagan first expressed the phrase, “Let’s make America great again,” it was during his

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What Happened to Music?

By Roy Douglas Malonson “That’s because we did not set out to make Black music. We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to.” – Smokey Robinson People can talk about Black folks all day long. But, one thing that can’t be denied is the fact that we have always

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The Truth About Integration The Black Community – Part VIII.

By Roy Douglas Malonson “The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on.” – Dorothy Day In this final piece dealing with the Truth About Integration, I want to address one of the most crucial elements within the Black culture that integration had the most impact on. The Black community as

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The Truth About Integration Part VII. Work Ethics

By Roy Douglas Malonson “THE greatest indictment of such education as Negroes have received, however, is that they have thereby learned little as to making a living, the first essential in civilization.” – Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negroe As I reflect over Our journey in America; I can’t help but surmise that

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We all have clay feet…. The takedown of Joe Biden

By Omowale Luthuli-Allen This is the way that I was struck by the takedown of Joe Biden by Senator Booker and Senator Harris. It was an unprincipled takedown. Biden might not have been paying attention to the admonition of the referee to protect himself, nevertheless, it was a foul and low blow that came from

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The Truth About Integration: Respect Part VI.

By Roy Douglas Malonson “We all require and want respect, man or woman, Black or White. It’s our basic human right.” – Aretha Franklin Respect is something most people want, but not everyone is willing to give. In these modern times we live in, respect appears to be a rare commodity. However, this hasn’t always

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Why first responders need a dedicated communications network

By Claude Cummings As one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Texas, Hurricane Harvey taught us many lessons. One of the clearest is that we need to equip Houston’s first responders and public servants with the strongest communications platform available — and now we can. First responders are the brave men and women

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