Editorials A chance for change in Chicago policing
With the retirement announcement of Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson, reformist Mayor Lori Lightfoot has an opportunity to bring “light” and change to a department plagued by abusive, failed, costly policing and misconduct.
Updated Nov 14, 2019 - 8:40:05 AM
Editorials Economic justice, Black progress and the Supreme Court
Entrepreneur Byron Allen was once known as a comedian but having created an estimated $1 billion media entity, he’s no joke and neither is his upcoming Supreme Court case challenging the giant Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications.
Updated Nov 6, 2019 - 9:15:12 AM
Editorials Reparations and the legacy of Rep. John Conyers
With the passing of former U.S. Representative John Conyers came words of praise and appreciation due a man who tried to serve Black interests and the interest of justice while enduring 50 years in Congress. He departed this life Oct. 27 at age 90, and left Congress in 2017.
Updated Oct 29, 2019 - 1:19:57 PM
Editorials The color of compassion
Much of the country was tuned in to see the outcome of the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, a White female, who was charged with murdering a Black man in his own home.
Updated Oct 8, 2019 - 1:01:53 PM
Editorials Trump, Treason And The Fall Of America
Upset by demands for documents, witnesses to testify and a fast-moving impeachment process unfolding in the U.S. House of Representatives, the president of the United States declared the country could be headed toward a “civil war” if he is removed from power.
Updated Oct 2, 2019 - 4:14:50 PM
Editorials A Brisk March Toward Armageddon?
Once again tension between the United States, Saudi Arabia and Iran has heated up. The hatred of Iran runs deep and has been part of America’s psyche for the last 40 years since the over-throw of the brutal dictator and American client Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, commonly known as the shah of Iran.
Updated Sep 25, 2019 - 11:25:32 PM
Editorials Remembering Robert Mugabe: A lion of the liberation struggle
The Black World has lost one of the lions of liberation in the struggle to free Africa and defend global Black freedom. He must be seen through the eyes of those he served, not through the eyes of those who only wanted “success” on terms that served White interests.
Updated Sep 11, 2019 - 9:42:21 AM
Editorials #MeToo doesn’t count against abusive cops?
Over the last three years, there has been an explosion of stories, prosecutions and demands that men, powerful men, be held accountable for the sexual abuse of women who are in vulnerable positions, often seeking employment or job advancement.
Updated Sep 4, 2019 - 10:13:18 AM
Perspectives ‘Gilets Noir:’ The New Black Power in Europe
There is a new powerful Black movement emerging in France. That former imperial bastion of liberty, equality, and fraternity has seen the reawakening of the spirit of 18th century Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint L’Ouverture.
Updated Aug 29, 2019 - 4:00:10 PM