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NFL still dropping the ball

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has finally emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program, held a press conference, and even attended a football game Sunday.

The New York Times schooled on Adrian Peterson

“Adrian Peterson Indicted” reads The New York Times online story by Steve Eder and Pat Borziof, Sept. 12.

Delivered gifts: A half-century of answered prayers

When my mother Thelma Williams first discovered that my older brother Gerald Williams was suffering from a mental illness two years after his birth she began praying and never stopped.

The boldness of the Congressional Black Caucus – then and now

Too often people who have experienced and endured long-term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators of progress. In other words, it is important periodically to assess both the setbacks and the gains that ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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?”

College bound: Black Men share keys to their success

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn’t true. But in 2011, Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though ...

The value of human life: Stop the war on young Black men

“Never did we think we would be planning a funeral, we were waiting on his first day of school. They robbed us of that.” – Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown