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Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) did not have to win his battle against accused sexual molester and Republican candidate Roy Moore in the epic battle...

‘Get Out,’ ‘Girls Trip among best movies of 2017

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE As we look back on the highest caliber films of 2017, the array is diverse, the talent is strong and the...

Reflecting reality on and off the silver screen

If the 90th Academy Awards are any indication, Hollywood appears determined to flip the proverbial script and rewrite longstanding cinematic wrongs. From historic firsts...

Blackface is a flaunting of White privilege

As a Black student in overwhelmingly White schools in Louisiana, I faced my share of racial insults...

Betsy DeVos is unfit, unprepared, unworthy

Betsy “Devoid” (of good sense), also known as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is an aberration, an abomination,...

‘The Tears’ have come and gone

It’s easy to remember “The Tears.” The first time they visited me was 11 p.m. on November 4, 2008. That was the time that...

It’s called ‘practical nationalism’

Nationalism: “A desire by a large group of people (such as people who share the same culture, history, language, etc.) to form a separate...

On ‘courtesy’ – Race, gender and Trump on defense

Courtesy flew out of the window in Washington parlance a long time ago. The minute a deranged congressman stood up and hollered, “You lie” at...

When you educate a girl, you educate a nation

REP. FREDERICA S. WILSON GUEST COLUMNIST I am traveling soon with my colleagues to Nigeria, to meet some of the Chibok girls who were released after...

Blacks, Latinos, women power Democratic victories


I’ve always drawn a measure of comfort from watching and listening to ‘grandmother’-type clocks. There’s something soothing about the consistent tic-tic-tic of the clock...

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