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Thomas Eric Duncan: turned away because of a lack of insurance, lack of priority

Thomas Eric Duncan: turned away because of a lack of insurance, lack of priority

Oct. 22 | Thomas Eric Duncan didn’t necessarily have to die. Yes, he had Ebola and yes, it’s deadly, but Mr. Duncan wasn’t given every opportunity to live. The Dallas hospital continues to tell people there was some kind of mix up and they don’t know...

Thomas Eric Duncan, a man denied

Thomas Eric Duncan, a man denied

Oct. 22 |  Another American tragedy of medical apartheid   The name Thomas Eric Duncan will forever live in the annals of American medical history. He has two “firsts” no one wants: the first to die of Ebola in the United States and the first Black...

Obama: “I’m da man up in here”

Obama: “I’m da man up in here”

Oct. 20 | Obama is flexing his executive-power muscle, letting both Democrats and Republicans know he is the man up in the White House with what Obama calls the do-nothing Congress. The Democrats do not want to support Obama during an election year on his controversial...

Is being ‘Black-ish’ also being homophobic-ish?

Is being ‘Black-ish’ also being homophobic-ish?

Oct. 18 | The second episode of ABC’s promising new comedy Black-ish left its LGBTQ viewership ”black and blue.” “It looks a little gay,” Pop (the grandfather played by Laurence Fishburne) casually told his son Dre — short for Andre — while he...

Dick Gregory and Clyde Bellecourt  continue as great civil rights warriors

Dick Gregory and Clyde Bellecourt continue as great civil rights warriors

Oct. 17 | Our November 6, 2013 column, “‘Redskins’ controversy heats up again,” opposed the NFL’s use of the NFL Washington team’s racist name and image (the column linking to eight historical points exposing the racist origin, racist nature and...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Eric Holder: a champion for equal justice

Eric Holder: a champion for equal justice

Oct. 16 | By Marc Morial Guest Commentator “Throughout his long career in public service, Eric [Holder] has built a powerful legacy of making sure that equal justice under the law actually means something; that it applies to everybody —regardless of race,...

School discipline must be decriminalized

School discipline must be decriminalized

Oct. 12 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   I believe the purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult...

Senator Hayden deserves a fair hearing

Senator Hayden deserves a fair hearing

Oct. 11 | Black leaders need to demand he gets due process   “Due process” is a fundamental constitutional right. It means respecting legal rights, holding “innocent until proven guilty” and having one’s day in court. Due process is the legal glue...

Human life is not sacred and we are all liars

Human life is not sacred and we are all liars

Oct. 10 | One of the most hypocritical mantras we all assume we live by is the idea that human life is sacred. However, when we access the evidence we have to conclude that this is just a saying that has no merit, no credibility in our lives. In fact, the evidence...