Local Commentaries


The power of one

A humanitarian once said, “I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.” Everyone age 18 or older can vote, and each vote matters.

Ladies: Stand up, be strong and be heard

When I was a high school freshman, I was very quiet and soft spoken. I was raised to be polite and watch what I say… “Always act like a “lady,” I was told.

America is great: Obama’s economic legacy

Listening to the political messages of this campaign season, many candidates will have you forget just how deep of a hole this country was in eight years ago.

Dealing with robocalls, internet scams invading our private lives

So many us believed that when we registered our landline telephones and later our cellular telephones on the “do not call” registry that we had finally rid ourselves of the robocalls and the potential scams that they breed. No such ...

Black children are targeted by CPS

I was recently shot twice in the back by a police officer. I was an unarmed “student” trapped in a classroom with a crazy man. The officer who shot me was looking for the crazed shooter but got me by ...

American dream overshadowed by ‘Days Of Dread’ for African Americans

In all of my days as a Black female in America – and I have been here a long time – did I ever think that I would be here in this country during “Days of Dread.” By now, every ...

The quintessential Dr. Juanita Wallace: an active activist in the fight for justice

“Want to go p—- off some White folks?”

Politics, race and college rivalry – a different playing field

We are way beyond the “melting pot” – that yesteryear vision of a United States of America when we would be so diverse racially that we could embrace any one of us as true Americans.

Kaepernick's stance reveals hidden racism

As candidates running for office in the November election begin to turn the focus toward minority voters during the last leg of their campaigns, a couple of Republicans may have made a major misstep.

Is it time for a new American national anthem?

It appears that the football player Colin Kaepernick has started American people to thinking or rethinking the song that should be the United States’s national anthem.

One person can make a difference

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

TRE needs work for the sake of the children

The education of the children of Dallas ISD is my unequivocal first priority as school board trustee.

Opal’s Walk, the future of a historic celebration

Many, many years ago, when I completed high school at Southern Christian Institute in Edwards, Mississippi – where I earned 15 cents an hour working as a student – upon my graduation, the school closed its doors forever. I had ...

Let’s rally in peace, outside the box

African Americans across the nation have been in a constant state of mourning since the murder of Trayvon Martin. To add insult to injury, his killer was found not guilty after stating that he feared for his life, even after ...

False dichotomy between supporting police or legitimate protest

If Micah Xavier Johnson’s goal was to support people in Dallas who were protesting the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, he failed miserably.