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Republicans and the new ‘White flight’

Republicans and the new ‘White flight’

Now that the GOP-manufactured economic crisis is over (for several months, anyway), one might say the lesson for the Republican Party is best expressed by that old warning: Be careful what you wish for. Driven by its reactionary Tea Party faction and the Right’s newest demagogue, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the GOP tried to use […]

Morgan State takes a global view of journalism

Morgan State takes a global view of journalism

“We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.” –Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm That’s the sentiment of individuals at Morgan State University’s (MSU) School of Global Journalism and Communication. When Cornish and Russwurm wrote these words nearly two centuries ago in Freedom’s Journal, they started America’s Black Press. […]

A misguided Big Mac attack

A misguided Big Mac attack

Two weeks ago, I was sent a video of a Hispanic woman interrupting a speech by Jeff Stratton, president of McDonald’s USA. He was giving a speech at the Union League Club of Chicago. Nancy Salgado, the Hispanic woman in question, became Exhibit A for what’s gone wrong in today’s workforce: rudeness and what the […]

A letter from Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

A letter from Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

CLAUDETTE MCFADDEN GUEST COLUMNIST Bethune-Cookman University Associate Provost Claudette McFadden wrote and read a letter to B-CU President Dr. Edison Jackson in Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s voice…as though she had penned it to the new president herself. This letter was read during a kick-off event for Dr. Jackson’s week of installation activities. My Dear Dr. […]

Ben Carson – gifted hands, foot in mouth

Ben Carson – gifted hands, foot in mouth

Dr. Ben Carson became the darling of conservatives earlier this year by stridently attacking the Affordable Care Act with President Obama sitting just a few feet away. Carson, who was serving as the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast at the White House, said: “Here’s my solution: When a person is born, give him […]

Congress acting worse than children

Congress acting worse than children

Since the government was forced to shut down on Oct. 1, one of the most common refrains has been that some members of Congress are acting like children — or, more accurately, worse than most children. Even 5-year-olds understand that quitting the game and taking the ball home because the other team won’t give you […]

The delusional Tea Party Republicans

The delusional Tea Party Republicans

As these words are being written, the Obama administration is trying to end a shutdown of the United States government forced by the refusal of the Republican bloc of the House of Representatives to vote on a continued funding of the government’s operations. Looming ever closer is the deadline for Congress to deal, with the […]

Some homosexuals confuse a crime with a ‘right’

Some homosexuals confuse a crime with a ‘right’

As it is written, “there is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12 What an appropriate statement to describe the continued denigration of the moral fabric of American society. I am fed up with everyone trying to be accommodating of homosexuals when they […]

Yes, mental illness affects ‘us’

Yes, mental illness affects ‘us’

On Monday, Sept. 16 the news was shocking: A contract employee who worked at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., later identified as Aaron Alexis, killed 12 innocent people in the facility before he was killed by police. For many African-Americans, our first thought was: “I hope it wasn’t one of us.” On Oct. 3, […]

Athletics vs. academics

Athletics vs. academics

DR. WILLIE J. KIMMONS GUEST COLUMNIST A majority of the biggest, most athletic and talented football players do not attend small colleges today.  On Sunday, Sept. 22, the sports section of the Daytona Beach News Journal listed the scores of college football games.  I noticed a huge disparity in school size, budget size, athletic facilities and overall […]