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Reverend Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone

Reverend Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone

Dec. 5 | Activist reveals how he became ‘a force of consequence in America’     A Book Review By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   One does well to take the endorsements on the dust jacket of Reverend Al Sharpton: The Rejected Stone with a grain...

Basics of the nation’s new healthcare law

Basics of the nation’s new healthcare law

Dec. 4 |               By Dr. Dionne Hart, MD What is the law known as “Obamacare” or the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

Cutting food assistance is not just morally wrong — it’s bad economics

Cutting food assistance is not just morally wrong — it’s bad economics

Nov. 27 |   By William Spriggs Guest Commentator   The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (the value of all goods and services in the economy) figures show GDP per person is $53,211. That’s per person, not per family. Those figures also show we annually...

Black clergy push ‘Obamacare’ enrollment as glitches get fixed

Black clergy push ‘Obamacare’ enrollment as glitches get fixed

Oct. 30 |               By Hazel Trice Edney Guest Commentator   A team of African American preachers has sent a letter to President Barack Obama affirming their ”commitment to the Affordable Care Act” even as the...

Obama’s African trip showed U.S. ‘commitment’ to the region — Bishop Tutu’s welcome: ‘Your victory is our victory’

Obama’s African trip showed U.S. ‘commitment’ to the region — Bishop Tutu’s welcome: ‘Your victory is our victory’

Jul. 17 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   In spite of criticism and skepticism, President Barack Obama’s recent Africa trip has the potential to reap benefits for both this country and the African continent. Prior to the trip,...

No surprise! Racism unhealthy for Black males!

No surprise! Racism unhealthy for Black males!

Jul. 10 | Access to good health care essential for Black men and boys regardless of social class    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Morehouse ProfessorDr. Henrie TreadwellMSR file photo Racism historically has proven very unhealthy to Black males,...

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Apr. 10 |       A new movie on the life of Jackie Robinson premieres Friday. It has support from people in high places. “We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie,” advises First Lady Michelle Obama on the movie 42...

President Obama’s visit to discuss gun violence disappoints

President Obama’s visit to discuss gun violence disappoints

Feb. 14 |   What joy and excitement energized the Black community, individuals and organizations alike, anticipating seeing and meeting the first African American president, Barrack Obama, in North Minneapolis when he was in town Monday, February 4 to make...

Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges: Play about civil rights-era child hero re-created in new staging

Jan. 30 |     It isn’t often a figure from African America history is still around once his or her accomplishments finally are celebrated. A spectacular exception, of course, is President Barack Obama. Not nearly as famous but nonetheless a hallmark...

Election fraud: Why it didn’t work this time

Election fraud: Why it didn’t work this time

Jan. 23 | As Inauguration Day for President Barack Obama neared, it was hard not to recall the voter fraud of 2000 and 2004 that outright stole the elections of those for George W. Bush. BBC investigative journalist Greg Palast proved that George’s brother,...