12:06 PM / Friday April 28, 2017


Why the friendly skies aren’t so friendly to the Dr. David Daos

April 21, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  People with Asian community organizations from Chicago hold signs to protest after Sunday’s confrontation where David Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was removed from a United Airlines airplane by Chicago airport police at O’Hare International Airport, during rally near United’s counter at the airport’s Terminal 1 in Chicago on Tuesday, April 11, 2017….

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Wilmer J. Leon, III–“Politics: Another Perspective”

April 21, 2017

Interview with Kam Williams Wilmer J. Leon, III is a political scientist whose primary areas of expertise are Black politics american government, and public policy. Leon has a B.S. degree in Political Science from Hampton Institute, and a Masters in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University. He is a nationally-syndicated…

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What’s really missing in the D.C. missing girls case

April 14, 2017

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson The media,Washington, D.C. police, and city officials were hammered for allegedly ignoring the plight of more than a dozen missing Black and Latina girls in the city. Community activists chalked the seeming indifference up to racism. The outcry triggered a spate of news stories on the missing girls, angry denials from…

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Secret Service and the Trumps – hypocrisy and hubris

April 7, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux The “budget lite” that our 45th President submitted is described as a “budget blueprint to make America Great Again.”  Submitted in the third week of March, it trumpets draconian cuts in many federal programs, eliminating some that provide important services, including the African Development Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community…

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Guest Commentary: Gorsuch is not Scalia’s clone, he’s Thomas’s

March 31, 2017

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson I was wrong, dead wrong, about appellate court and Trump SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch. He’s not the clone of his oft-stated personal and judicial hero Antonin Scalia, he’s worse. He’s Clarence Thomas’s clone. As Paleolithic and retrograde as Scalia’s opinions were rulings and dissents were on everything from gay rights to…

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Believe it or not, there is a method to Ben Carson’s zaniness

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Shutterstock This is more than political theater of the absurd. It touches the throbbing pulse of ultra-conservatives. By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Make no mistake, there’s a calculated method to Dr. Ben Carson’s zaniness. There’s absolutely no way the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development could not know that making an…

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The Cultural Coach: Audit can help identify hidden biases

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Shutterstock By Linda Wallace As 2017 unfolds, the time has come for all Americans to confront two of the scariest words on the planet: cultural audit. Cultural audits are mental exercises that enable individuals to identify and manage hidden biases and challenge their automatic assumptions. They enable us to determine whether we hold…

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Black History is American History – Part 1

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Discovery of Nat Turner (1800-1831), by Benjamin Phipps on October 30, 1831. Turner eluded capture for two months, he was discovered hiding in a cave.  (Engraving by William Henry Shelton (1840-1890)/Shutterstock)   By Rahim Islam “On behalf our ancestors, who are voiceless, I will represent them until I join them, and will never…

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