Editorials The Medium, the Messenger and the Media Mission Matter
When a video clip of powerhouse CBS interviewer Gayle King was posted online, it went viral for all the wrong reasons. In the clip, Ms. King is interviewing basketball legend Lisa Leslie and dredges up an assault allega- tion about the late basketball star Kobe Bryant.
Updated Feb 12, 2020 - 11:54:26 PM
Editorials A nation on edge and running out of time
With the Senate essentially exonerating the president, an important episode in American history doesn’t end but a new chapter is just beginning. A brash president not held accountable for anything, while even some supporters concede he did wrong, isn’t going to back down.
Updated Feb 4, 2020 - 11:17:08 AM
Editorials A liar in the White House, danger for the country
Dear America, Your president is a liar.
It may seem impolite or indelicate to call him such, but too much is at stake to not speak the truth. This is especially important for news media, the so-called guardian of democracy whose lap dog repetition of Bush administration lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq helped lead to almost two decades of war, thousands of U.S. deaths, hundreds of thousands of Arab World deaths and wasted over a trillion dollars.
Updated Jan 14, 2020 - 1:25:58 PM
Editorials Could American assassination, arrogance usher in Armageddon?
“We took action last night to stop a war; we did not take action to start a war,” declared President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters from his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida as America hurtled toward a possible major and destructive military conflict. Neither his words Jan. 3, nor his actions made much sense.
Updated Jan 7, 2020 - 12:47:19 PM
Editorials Our Protecting Friend
As a year and a decade closes, it is fitting to reflect on decisions made, work done and unfinished business ahead.
Updated Dec 30, 2019 - 1:26:26 AM
Editorials Hands off Ava Muhammad!
In scripture and in history, those who stand against oppression and evil often find themselves falsely accused of wrongs committed by those who are actually guilty.
Updated Dec 30, 2019 - 1:24:04 AM
Editorials Lies, lies, lies: America’s presidents and the Afghan War
President Trump has lied so regularly and gas lit the American public so often that talk of lies barely raise an eyebrow at times. Lying seems to be the order of the day. But recent revelations about the war in Afghanistan uncovered by the Washington Post prove once again that lying and misleading is a core part of the way the American government operates. And, it doesn’t matter who is in the White House.
Updated Dec 23, 2019 - 3:07:46 PM
Editorials The troubled America—no peace
For the fourth time in U.S. history an American president is facing impeachment—and he seems oblivious to or unworried about ripping the country apart. With words like “losers,” “traitors,” and “treason” punctuating conversations, nothing good for America can be happening.
Updated Dec 17, 2019 - 1:18:47 PM
Editorials Remembering our martyrs
This December marked the 50th anniversary of the police killing of Black Panther party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in the city of Chicago. Panther leader Hampton, headquartered in the city, and Panther Clark, who hailed from Peoria, Ill., were shot to death Dec. 4, 1969 in a West Side apartment.
Updated Dec 10, 2019 - 11:00:11 AM
Editorials Redistribute the pain: Keep your dollars in your pockets
It’s been four years since the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan introduced the subject “Justice Or Else!” to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic Million Man March, which drew some two million Black men to Washington, D.C., under the banner of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility.
Updated Dec 2, 2019 - 1:09:33 PM