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Inaugural evoked spirit of ‘We the people’ joined  in common cause

Inaugural evoked spirit of ‘We the people’ joined in common cause

Jan. 23 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Barack Obama, who became the third consecutive U.S. president to deliver a second Inauguration Address, told the nation Monday that it is up to all of us to “act in...

St. Cloud: Desperate need to  maintain racism has its costs

St. Cloud: Desperate need to maintain racism has its costs

Jan. 16 |   By Merle Cooper Guest Commentator   Recession recovery has been difficult for the most egalitarian, innovative and progressive communities. St. Cloud’s recovery is thwarted as much by area economic conditions and failures as by addiction...

A post-election mobilization agenda

A post-election mobilization agenda

Nov. 14 |           By Julianne Malveaux Guest Commentator   Before the president takes the oath of office for a second time, African Americans should mobilize around these issues:   Sequestration Unless the Democrats and...

Obama serves a second term

Obama serves a second term

Nov. 7 | What can Black communities expect from him over the next  four years? By Charles Hallman Staff Writer History repeated itself Tuesday as Barack Obama won reelection as U.S. president, making him only the first Black man to twice win the presidency...

Could voter  suppression  win this  election?

Could voter suppression win this election?

Oct. 24 |   By Renee J. Turner Guest Commentator   With the discreet, systemized, and methodical implementation of voter ID and restrictive voting laws pillaging voters of their right to vote, a call to action has not been loud enough. It’s hasn’t...

What has President Obama done for Blacks?

What has President Obama done for Blacks?

Sep. 20 |   Affordable Care Act, HBCU investment top some advocates’ lists By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Since Barack Obama took office four years ago as the first Black president in U.S. history, he has been criticized by many Blacks for...

Greatest political shows on earth come and go again

Greatest political shows on earth come and go again

Sep. 12 |   We’re suckers for the same old promises   The Republican and Democratic conventions were little more than a show. And like most shows, when it’s all over you realize it was a lot of “sound and fury” yet “signifying nothing.” Every...

Hip hop classes nurture creative expression

Hip hop classes nurture creative expression

Aug. 8 |   This summer’s round of Hip Hop, History and the Arts came to a close with “Youth Performance Series (Act 5)” on August 3, 6:30 pm at Watershed High School.Photo by James L. Stroud, Jr. By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Arriving...