Thursday, April 22, 2021

We must rescue the American Dream

BY MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN NNPA COLUMNIST Getting a high school and college degree and achieving the American Dream could easily have seemed impossible to eighteen-year-old Toni...

Three state trailblazers will be inaugural inductees

The three will be memorialized on plaques displayed on a wall of honor in the state Capitol Building rotunda. The plaques will be unveiled at a formal induction ceremony to be held soon. The governor selected the three individuals from among 10 finalists submitted to him by the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 131

Walk to the middle: In the closest, most meaningful GOP primary in recent Florida history, thousands of Black Republican voters are blithely ignored. During the administration of ‘The First Black President,’ issues important to Black Democratic voters were routinely ignored. Are there any better arguments for Black Floridians walking to the middle by registering to vote with “No Party Affiliation”?

Black politicians say, ‘Just pay ME!’

After seeing their mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters beaten to a pulp, castrated or even executed, many slaves would just give up to get along. Subsequently, one White overseer with a whip in one hand and a Bible in the other could control hundreds of slaves.