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...

Cleveland’s Charles Ramsey: Hood or hero?

When some of us saw the first video of Charles Ramsey, the colorful Black dishwasher in Cleveland who is being celebrated as a hero...

We need a President of Black America

After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent...

Connect with CARES to save our children

Six years after I first heard them, the statistics still haunt me: 86 percent of Black children in the fourth grade read and do...

The high cost of needless wars

With their fingers on the triggers, the Secretary of Defense and others in our government are poised to strike Syria and commit fighting troops...

A tribute to Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott

BY ANDREW HAIRSTON, J.D. GUEST COLUMNIST The warm rays of sun welcomed us on to I-40 just as we passed downtown Oklahoma City. My father...

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could...

Civic lessons and civil rights

Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s...

Freedom Summer – 50 years later

The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer is being commemorated this week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation...

We must choose what kind of people we are

Even while we see jobs coming back, the tsunami created by the Great Recession is hitting cities and counties with full force. Suffolk County,...

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