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When does one become ‘Black enough?’

When does one become ‘Black enough?’

OMAR TYREE NNPA COLUMNIST Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school. Wilson evidently concluded that it would be beneficial to tarnish his squeaky-clean image so more fans and players could relate to him. But now it’s […]

Too stressed to be blessed

Too stressed to be blessed

Black folks lead the nation in church-going, praise-dancing, shouting, call-and-response, and “whoopin.” We like to “get our church on” and feel good while doing so. We do our holy dances and run down the aisles to lay our money at the feet of preachers, some of whom “anoint” it, by stepping on it, before they […]

Ebola tracks outbreak of HIV/AIDS pandemic

Ebola tracks outbreak of HIV/AIDS pandemic

A high school friend of my wife was one of the earliest victims of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. He was a flight attendant, who was stricken and died quickly. When he died they still had not come up with a name for the pandemic. But then others became sick and died and suddenly the public knew […]

The war of sex  trafficking

The war of sex trafficking

Sex trafficking is one the rise. With so much news coverage surrounding Ebola, domestic violence, and the 2014 midterm election, it seems as thought the topic of sex trafficking has been placed on the back-burner. With that said, I want to raise the conscious level of all citizens to this horrific and heinous act. Sex […]

Democrats defy logic

Democrats defy logic

The closer Election Day gets, the more confused I am by the behavior of Democrats. For the past several years, there has been this false obsession with the importance of the Hispanic vote. All you hear in the media and from the political pundits is “the Hispanic vote, the Hispanic vote, the Hispanic vote.” Democrats […]

Don’t sleep through Nov. 4 election

Don’t sleep through Nov. 4 election

The November 4 election is only a moment away. Believe it or not, as of about two weeks ago, two thirds of the people in the U.S.A did not know that there is to be an election on November 4, 2014. As far as some segments of our society are concerned, that is just fine. […]

Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month let stand the state of Texas’ latest attempt to use the old tactics of the Jim Crow era and rig state and national elections in favor of the Republican Party by denying Black and Hispanic voters access to the ballot. The refusal of the court’s conservative majority to […]

Black by popular demand

Black by popular demand

The Black vote is said to be the determining factor in whether the Democrats hold the U.S. Senate. President Obama is on Black radio shows, and of course “Little” Al’s TV show, giving us the rundown on how important our turnout is to next month’s election. The Dems and Repubs are outwardly admitting that the […]

The rise and fall of voter ID laws

The rise and fall of voter ID laws

“The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose. The Court further holds that SB 14 constitutes an unconstitutional poll tax.” — U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in striking down the […]

US trails more than 100 countries in voter turnout

US trails more than 100 countries in voter turnout

Lost in the frenzy to erect barriers to voting, including reducing the hours available for early voting and imposing strict voter ID requirements, is the embarrassing fact that the United States lags behind more than 100 countries in the percentage of registered voters who show up on Election Day. The U.S. ranks 120th with a […]