Obama needs to project more than ‘Hope’

The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week is to highlight the sharp contrast between the policies of President...

The domino effect of student debt

When this year’s student debt burden surpassed the $1 trillion mark, it became even larger than the amount of debt held on credit cards....

The ‘Politricks’ of White supremacy

The 2012 political season is in full throttle toward the November 6h national elections. The Democrats and the Republicans have determined their respective national...

Fear, threats intimidation won’t work this time

DR. WILLIE J. KIMMONS READER COMMENTARY This is a response to the recent attacks on mayoral candidate Mr. Derrick Henry’s campaign. It is obvious to me...

Without a gun, how many lives would have been saved?

When news broke of the murders at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5, people of all faiths and backgrounds and the first...

‘Capital punishment’ in the workplace

In employment law, they speak about a termination or firing as being the “capital punishment” of employment relations. This may sound dramatic – unless you...

Activism – then and now

Every time I see a march or rally, I think of the rally of all rallies, which was the 1963 March on Washington. Forty-nine years...

A ‘criminal’ for wanting a good education for girls

As a parent, what lengths would you take to ensure that your child had an opportunity to achieve the American Dream? If you love your...

Time to end ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax policies

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, members of Congress voted to...

Romney’s clumsy attempt to enlist Blacks

When Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP during their national convention, I thought his speech was a waste of time because he said nothing that would...

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