Straight Words Justice for Mother King
Justice is important but has been an elusive thing for us. Justice essentially means you get what you deserve. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life. We lost a vital life recently with the murder of a beautiful, productive, caring and faithful Black woman in Newark, N.J.
Updated Aug 8, 2017 - 12:11:34 PM
Straight Words A Reverse ‘Farrakhan Litmus Test’ For Hillary?
Hillary Clinton is as nervous as young Blacks and those off the Democratic Party plantation ask which Hillary wants Black support and which Hillary will rule if voted into the White House? Her positions that hurt Blacks and past racial shenanigans are rising from political graves—they should.
Updated Mar 15, 2016 - 11:52:29 AM
Straight Words Defending Farrakhan: New lies about Trump
It is incredible that a man who has warned candidate Trump could take America to hell on a rocket ship is cast as one backing the billionaire businessman. With an “endorsement” like that, who needs repudiation?
Updated Mar 8, 2016 - 12:02:43 AM
Straight Words Feeling disrespected? Redistribute the pain!
We don’t need to go around talking bad, throwing bricks, bottles or Molotov cocktails, we just have to engage in economic withdrawal with those who mistreat us, said Dr. King. If we keep our money in our pockets, eventually anyone who disregards us will feel the pain.
Updated Dec 22, 2015 - 8:35:29 AM
Straight Words Black Men, Black Institutions And Black Progress
When we come into this world, we are assured of few things. One thing we can count on is that we will one day depart this earthly plane. We will no longer walk among the living at some point. The question to be asked is how do we live our lives and what did we devote ourselves to?
Updated Nov 4, 2015 - 2:03:15 PM
Straight Words Shameful misuse of a tragic death
BALTIMORE - Out of Hattiesburg, Miss., has come disturbing and tragic news of two police officers killed in what was described as a traffic stop. One of the slain officers was 25-year-old rookie Officer Liquori Tate.
Updated May 12, 2015 - 8:32:19 AM
Straight Words Editor's Notebook: Baltimore, Md.
#freddiegray Scenes from weekend of reporting on gatherings, rallies, protests, marches and celebration of the charging of six police officers in the death of unarmed Black male connected to encounter with Baltimore police officers. States Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced charges against the officers on May 1 in downtown Baltimore.
Updated May 5, 2015 - 11:29:14 AM
Straight Words The death of Eric Garner and a granddaughter's right to know
The chilling death of Eric Garner, captured on videotape with his plaintive 11 cries of "I can't breathe" stoked anger, outrage and deep, deep pain. Now that a secret grand jury has failed to indict police officers in the chokehold death, a New York judge is weighing whether the secret proceeding should be made public.
Updated Feb 10, 2015 - 8:49:24 AM