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Blacks and jury duty

Thursday night Friendship-West Community Baptist Church hosted a town hall meeting with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, Police Chief David Brown and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.

NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players,

Racism is not a card game or a mind game

Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe.

The lessons of Ferguson: Economic inequality

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wealth, income inequalities hurt US economic recovery

Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances. Some may even have wondered: “Will we ever make financial headway?”

Let’s talk about who is selling out the Black community

I recently saw a video where an unseen person was heard telling Jackson that he wasn’t needed in St. Louis, and where had Jackson been before all this took place.

Final political forum before Election Day

Monday night was the last night of Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates forums for the upcoming election Nov. 4.

Driving while Black … poor

St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and jailing poor Missouri residents, many of them Black, who are unable to pay traffic ...

Ferguson from a father’s point of view

I was just getting back after spending the weekend celebrating my 11th wedding anniversary, and I went on my Facebook page and saw several posts about Ferguson, Missouri, and social justice

Zimmerman killed a Black youth, got away with it

That opened the flood gates for shooting Black men. I have skin in the game, with two Black sons, seven Black grandsons and two Black great-grandsons!

The challenged challenge: 50 Cent worth of reading

“Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather Jr. hit the scene with the loud, over-zealous crooners anticipating his ascension in 1993. He was handsome, he was sharp, he had young boy’s swag. I wondered who he would become. Mayweather is now the highest ...

Nov. 4: A Day of Reckoning for a community with critical issues

Black Americans and others who want to contribute to the future progressive transformation of our nation and world have an upcoming strategic opportunity to make the critical difference.

Our right to vote, be heard

We call Freedom Summer the period from June through September 1964 when a multi-racial group of thousands of student volunteers and organizers traveled to Mississippi from across the country to assist with local voter registration in Mississippi.

Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed Black men

Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?”

Access to quality education

This past week, State District Judge John Dietz ruled that the present funding for our public schools is unconstitutional. We often talk about something being unconstitutional without really thinking about what the Constitution actually says. Let’s start at the beginning:

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