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A serious injustice in Michigan

A serious injustice in Michigan

During the election hoopla and the attention focused on Michigan’s Black voters, I was appalled that no one took the opportunity to point out a quiet yet outrageous situation. No one spoke about Edward Pinkney. Who is Ed Pinkney? He is a 68-year-old minister from Benton Harbor, Mich., a former NAACP branch president, and an […]

Renewable energy program is a pipe dream

Renewable energy program is a pipe dream

“Renewable energy” refers to production of energy from sources such as wind, solar heating, electric power, etc. as opposed to fossil fuel sources such as oil, coal, natural gas.  It is less harmful to our air and reduces global warming (if any).  It is a noble cause but so far, not much has become of […]

Deceptive debt collectors target vets, military families

Deceptive debt collectors target vets, military families

Debt collection remains the top complaint most often reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Two newly-released CFPB reports reveal which consumers are most at risk and the businesses most often identified in debt collection issues. As of March 1, CFPB found that California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas account for more than […]

Imagine if Corey Lewandowski was Black

Imagine if Corey Lewandowski was Black

Donald Trump has called out and targeted racial and ethnic groups, as well as targeted individual women because of their appearance and more. He has supported basic thuggery, offering to pay the legal fees for a man who sucker-punched an African-American protester, and egging on others who beat up a protester. The latest goes from […]

Rejecting the freedom to discriminate

Rejecting the freedom to discriminate

“All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent national gifts. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no […]

The importance of the Supreme Court

The importance of the Supreme Court

Scholars often opine that women in decision-making positions of authority would make more positive changes in the future of the nation than men. With complete optimism, I believe that a genuine Black woman in a decision-making position of authority would bring even more positive outcomes to our future. In contrast, we haven’t had a genuine […]

Vote for democracy’s sake

Vote for democracy’s sake

This year’s presidential election has cast the importance of voting and of
American citizens’ right to vote in the sharp relief. How? Donald Trump’s success in wrecking much of the “old” Republican Party; the popularity among GOP voters of the “platform” of bigotry both Trump and Ted Cruz are running on; the continuing efforts of GOP-controlled […]

Obama’s foreign policy moves us toward reason

Obama’s foreign policy moves us toward reason

As Barack Obama’s presidency ends, people are beginning to realize how much we will miss Obama’s leadership. He has served with dignity and grace. His family has exhibited the values that Americans embrace. He has brought the economy back from the freefall he inherited. Republicans scorn all things Obama, with particular emphasis on his foreign […]

The ERA’s time has come!

The ERA’s time has come!

It’s Women’s History Month, and we should be celebrating accomplishments of women, but things aren’t improving for women in poverty. Black women are disappointed that a Black woman wasn’t chosen for the Supreme Court. Yet, many of us have forgiven that and moved on. We appreciate the fact that President Obama has appointed more Black […]

The GOP and ‘political correctness run amok’

The GOP and ‘political correctness run amok’

The two most dramatic political events of last week involving the Republican
Party – Donald Trump’s election
victories in the Super Tuesday
Republican primaries, and GOP Senators
restating their refusal to even consider President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court – dramatically illuminate what a certain fashionable, ugly phrase really means and who it most often applies to. The […]