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Same Old Problem, Same Old Response

In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in New York. No one paid a price for his death. On the day of Stewart’s arrest, the Committee Against ...

A Perverted View of Black on Black Crime

In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that Blacks have a legitimate complaint ...

Politics of the African American Community: Lessons from the Midterm Elections

“Republicans and Democrats both ran anti-Obama campaigns in the 2014 midterms. The Republicans won and the Democrats lost.” As an important demographic in key areas of the country African Americans are capable of influencing or determining the outcome of elections ...

Big Government’s War on Homeless Reveals Need for Compassionate Conservatism

In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a 90-year-old World War II veteran could go to jail for feeding the homeless. To control allegedly expanding homelessness, officials in that city enacted new laws last October discouraging public acts of charity. For “Chef Arnold” ...

Time for Black Democrats to Switch

The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time ...

Democrats Have No Consistent Message

Pundits are likely to spend the next several weeks attempting to explain the many reasons that Republicans simply kicked the Democrats square in the hind parts to dominate both houses of Congress in ways that had not been expected. With ...

Editorials from out of state newspapers

The incident in 2006 was in some ways typical: A group of inmates at High Desert State Prison near Susanville attacked two corrections officers, and prison officials responded with a race-based lockdown, keeping African-American prisoners confined to their cells for ...

A Black Right-Wing Pastor, a Dumb Decision and a Harsh Backlash

In war, rarely does an enemy respect his enemy. Thus, Union soldiers slaughtered Confederate soldiers at Gettysburg and Antietam as if eating ham and eggs before battle. British tanks rolled over German infantrymen in the deserts of North Africa in ...

I Thought Monopoly Was the Whole Point of “Intellectual Property”

In one of the weirdest permutations of “intellectual property” ever (Mike Masnick, “Apple Facing Trial Over Whether Its Use Of DRM Violated Antitrust Laws,” Techdirt, October 6), Apple may end up in court for anti-trust violations because its iTunes Digital ...

Former Nazis receiving Social Security Benefits

It’s morally repugnant that former Nazis have apparently been paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits as they age overseas.

Georgia’s Education Systems’ budgets have been battered

As political candidates crisscross the state touting their education bona fides, it’s helpful to look at the health of education in Georgia. A new study released by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is a stark reminder of what’s gone ...

Ebola’s Other Consequence: Conservative Fear-Mongering

The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. ...

Banks are now robbing people

Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town? Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, ...

Critics were Right about Obama’s Incompetence

During the past six years, some Republicans and conservatives have described President Obama and his administration as totally incompetent. I have harshly criticized those who would use such incendiary language because it showed total disrespect for the office of the ...

End the Fed: The Economics of Liberty

The Federal Reserve is responsible for implementing US monetary policy. As it directs the world’s largest economy, the Fed earns top rank among powerful institutions.

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