“Hands up, don’t shoot.” “No justice, no peace.” “I can’t breathe.” “Black lives matter.”
I can’t believe that in the 21st century in the United States of America, we can’t get a simple indictment for a murder of a man that was caught on videotape
As the end of another tumultuous year approaches, Black people again find ourselves in the relative same economic and political position as we were the year before, and the years preceding.
In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Missouri, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on NBC television’s Meet the Press
Even though the next Congress, which starts on Jan. 6, 2015, will feature 48 African Americans, the largest number in history, the question is:
Oh yes, Lord. Nobody knows the trouble we have seen Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Nobody knows my sorrow Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Glory hallelujah!
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
“Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.”
As we prepare to commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, this is a good time to look at how the epidemic continues to devastate our community.
Before the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected a Black president.
I had the honor of visiting the White House for President Obama’s announcement of his choice to succeed Eric Holder, who recently declared his decision to retire as attorney general of the United States.
Is there any doubt about the preeminence of the race factor that helped to determine the outcome of the 2014 midterm elections across the United States? I have no doubt.
It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to Cleveland about 35 years ago and later to Augusta, Georgia.
Now that the dust has settled after our nation’s 2014 elections across the country, here is my two cents worth on what has happened during the last couple of years, and what it means now.
A total of $172 million. That was the record amount the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised in 2013 and 2014. But that money was poorly spent, which helped account for such a decisive midterm defeat.