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Make Black people more marketable by building our brand

Make Black people more marketable by building our brand

May. 17 | By Marquis Rollins Guest Commentator   During your daily commute today, if you were to stop at any Mom & Pop’s convenience store in the nation, you would find it. To locate it requires a search because it has yet to be considered to have...

Living with White people for 238 years has jinxed us

Living with White people for 238 years has jinxed us

May. 16 | By Willie Johnson Guest Commentator   Black people, guess what — we are still as Black today as we were yesterday. Same story, different page — sleepy, dumb, tired and broke, just hoping for any kind of help. It’s the middle of the month...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Safe streets promoted for White baseball

Safe streets promoted for White baseball

May. 14 | Selective reporting keeps the true level of violence concealed   George Orwell’s masterpiece 1984 helps us understand Minneapolis granting temporary “Big Brother” status to Major League Baseball for summer 2014’s All Star Game week:  “temporary…and...

America cleans up its homophobic language

America cleans up its homophobic language

May. 13 | As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us. In last month’s New York Times’ article “The...

Energy companies pass cost increases, not profits, on to the customer

Energy companies pass cost increases, not profits, on to the customer

May. 12 | For those of us living in the real world, when the price of something goes up, we have to factor it into our budget. We have to deal with the stress of it. We cannot just flip a switch and increase our cash flow. When our heating bill goes through...

The LA Clipper players sent a message that racism is not okay

The LA Clipper players sent a message that racism is not okay

May. 9 | Donald Sterling’s recent remarks offer a glimpse into the thinking of one of the “one percent.” It reveals that capitalism and racism are indeed joined at the hip and how employers really see the folks who make them rich. It also shows just...

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

May. 8 | The specter of racism has long haunted professional sports. Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA team the L.A. Clippers, is proving how wrong those are who deny racism exists anymore. Having held his race attitudes during his 30 years of ownership —...

This week’s cartoon

This week’s cartoon

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I remember when the community supported us

I remember when the community supported us

May. 6 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer   Conclusion of a series Last week: If the bridge is not built to reconnect these [incarcerated] brothers…in the end, the work being done in the community will become more difficult because a chain is only...