The Nov. 7 Campaign for the City Bond election tends to remind me of scenes from the 1939 classic Wizard of Oz.
“We want to make sure we are understanding what the players are talking about, and that is complex.” – National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell
As congregations of all faiths are observing the National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths Celebration this weekend, “Moving Forward with Hope: Love and Justice for Every Child,”
A White former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s Black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t decide whether to find him guilty of murder.
Teresa White, the first woman and African American president of Georgia-based insurance giant Aflac U.S., has the knack to inspire. So says Seychelle Hercules, a formerly bashful girl who went on to win Georgia’s Miss Columbus pageant after hearing the trailblazing Black executive speak.
Every year, the DanceAfrica festival starts off each performance with a tribute and libation ceremony from the Council of Elders for those who have passed away, but this year was quite different. DanceAfrica founder Charles “Baba” Davis passed away in May and for the first time in 40 years, the festival is without him.
Buyers beware: Scammers are on the hunt. In 2016, U.S. consumers lost $744 million dollars through fraud, according to recent data compiled by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC’s Consumer Fraud Survey also reported that 25.6 million people in this country are fraud victims, which is 10.8 percent of U.S. adults.
Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first Black superhero, the Black Panther.
Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.
A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers.
Dallas Love Field will host a Centennial Program to celebrate its 100 years of service Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at Love Landing, 8008 Herb Kelleher Way. During the ceremony, a time capsule will be revealed.
School encourages parents to ‘be creative’ in dressing for Civil War Day
A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols – this time at a Georgia school not far from a mountaintop where Confederate soldiers fired their cannons at Union troops more than a century ago.
A National Public Radio story this week described a visit to Escuela Gaspar Vila Mayans, a public elementary school in the Rio Piedras neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. “Presente!” about 40 children shout on cue
“Local assemblies of citizens constitute the strength of free nations. Town meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science; they bring it within the people’s reach, they teach men how to use and how to enjoy it. A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.” – Alexis de Tocqueville, author, Democracy in America, 1835
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us, and this gives us the time to remember all those who have gone through the intrusive experience of breast cancer.
Last week, the president of this nation signed an executive order that will in effect gut the Affordable Care Act and throw millions of people into physical jeopardy as they lose their health care.
The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Sept. 16 in Landover, Maryland, was over seven hours of eclectic diversity, from a serenade by Native Americans to a musical tribute with Ayanna Gregg’s daughter and Stevie Wonder, and speakers from MSNBC’s Lawrence O’ Donnell to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, to the fiery Rep. Maxine Waters.
It has taken less than a year for the 45th president of the United States … United States? … to undo everything that the 44th president accomplished in eight years. I do not know about the rest of America, but I feel helpless! Somehow, living in America which is supposed to be “great again,” has me feeling like I may be in a foreign country or having a bad dream. Of course, both of these scenarios may be true.
When Carla Forbes was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, the retired elementary school principal didn’t think twice about opting for a bilateral mastectomy. “I lost my mom to the disease,” she said. “I just didn’t want to leave anything to chance.”