Our 10-point plan for police accountability

“…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video...

A criminal justice system that suffocates us

“I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again. “I can’t breathe,” he said as several police officers were on top of...

Yes, marching still makes a difference

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins...

Celebrate Janay for staying with Ray Rice

Feminists claim that women should take more control of their lives, arguing that women are capable of making decisions about their lives and what...

A license to kill Black men

From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched...

Justified rage in Ferguson

WALTER FIELDS NNPA COLUMNIST At this moment I don’t need my president to tell me to respect the decision of a tainted grand jury. And the...

Nobody knows the trouble we’ve seen

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Nobody knows my sorrow Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Glory hallelujah! Those are the opening lyrics to “Nobody Knows the Trouble...

The two minds of Obama

President Obama was right on the money in announcing his executive order on immigration. Contrary to the assertion of Republican demagogues, this is not...

Same old problem, same old response

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA COLUMNIST In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in...

Marching to freedom on a treadmill

Here’s a sobering statement from Economic Policy Institute (EPI): “Fifty years ago (2013), the unemployment rate was 5% for Whites and 10.9% for Blacks....

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