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March madness indeed!

March madness indeed!

Apr. 9 |   I just read that University of Florida coach Billy Donovan, as a result of taking his team to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA basketball tourney we know as March Madness, got a contract extension and a large raise. The university is paying him in...

My Brother’s Keeper initiative falls short of being brotherly

My Brother’s Keeper initiative falls short of being brotherly

Mar. 20 | The nice-looking Black man in the White House is at it again. He has done an excellent job of convincing many middle- and upper-class Blacks along with would-be progressives and liberals that he really has the interest of all Americans at heart....

Mpls police attempt to sully character of Terrance Franklin

Mpls police attempt to sully character of Terrance Franklin

Mar. 13 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The Star Tribune headlines read “New DNA evidence in Franklin case” and “Terrance Franklin DNA tied to gun.” The headlines referenced a press conference held by Minneapolis police last...

Feed the children

Feed the children

Feb. 19 | Anybody with half a brain — or rather half a heart — knows that the U.S. is not what it portends to be, not even close. But the hypocrisy kind of rolls along as the worst of this very inhumane system posing as the best that humanity has to offer...

NFL player’s  statement drowns out  governmental decisions

NFL player’s statement drowns out governmental decisions

Jan. 29 | Just reading the papers and keeping up with social media is clear indication that many of the so-called 99 percent — in the U.S. anyway — have lost their minds. A cornerback in a football game spouting bravado is nationwide news. Really! It caused...

The Mandela paradox

The Mandela paradox

Dec. 26 |   The passing of Nelson Mandela left many of us with a paradox. The heads of U.S. and European imperialism praise him. The very same governments that helped prop up Apartheid. Oh yes they indeed did, just check the records of how many corporations...

Thanksgiving: lies, retail profits and victimizing the poor

Thanksgiving: lies, retail profits and victimizing the poor

Dec. 4 | It never seems to get better, this society, this political, economic, social system we live in. This society, run by a hand full of very rich White men and their lackeys. It really is their world and we are left as proverbial squirrels trying to get...

Best response to Twelve Years a Slave: Join the struggle

Best response to Twelve Years a Slave: Join the struggle

Dec. 4 | A Political Review By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer     The much-anticipated release of the movie depiction of the harrowing and horrific experience of Solomon Northup when he was snatched into slavery did not disappoint. I found myself...

Philippine disaster an opportunity for racist propaganda

Philippine disaster an opportunity for racist propaganda

Nov. 20 | The disaster in the Philippines brought by typhoon Yolanda (their name for Haiyan) exposes the weakness of a civilization built on the principle of profit above people. The system that celebrates the free market — which in reality ain’t so free...

Life is cheap

Life is cheap

Oct. 16 | It makes sense to me that the standards for a society are set by people in the highest positions of leadership and responsibility. So when the folks at the top operate in certain ways it can only be assumed it’s out of their perspective or an acceptable...