National News Our babies are dying, where are our friends?
Despite the pain, questions must be asked, like where are the police? In Chicago, cops decided not to come to work or not work during recent bloody spikes of violence. Upset with calls for greater accountability, the boys in blue decided they would show the city by not showing up. Police officers in New York and Chicago, cities with long histories of torturing Black people and records of killing Black children, women and men, threatened to abandon their posts over the July 4 weekend.
Updated Jul 14, 2020 - 11:18:10 AM
National News Choices and Challenges for 2020
With the advent of a new year comes a flurry of promises and resolutions tied to a renewed spirit and hope things will get better. Despite the optimism, mere belief in improved conditions won’t change things and won’t guarantee progress.
Updated Dec 30, 2019 - 1:00:02 AM
Straight Words America needs a mirror, Farrakhan isn’t the problem
Phil Kadner, in a recent Chicago Sun Times column, wrote of the symbolism of a painting and haunting memories of things that should have been said or done. The problem is Chicago and America don’t need to look at a painting, they need to look in a mirror.
Updated Jan 29, 2019 - 2:50:23 PM
Straight Words Tim Scott & Racist Republican DNA
South Carolina Republican Tim Scott made noise with a Washington Post op-ed pointing out the problem with fellow GOPer Steve King of Iowa using “offensive” buzz words, how Republicans pay for the use of such words and the need to cease using such words.
Updated Jan 18, 2019 - 9:08:27 PM
Straight Words Washington Post reporting & the truth about the Nation
The Washington Post recently published a piece about the Nation of Islam mosque in Washington, D.C. It offered an interesting perspective and exposed the continued problem of White media outlets and White reporters walking through the Black experience.
Updated May 8, 2018 - 11:31:09 AM
National News Republican Jews run Black Democrats?
In one of the more bizarre cases of American politics, a Jewish Republican group called on seven Black Democrats in Congress to step down in repudiation of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan over false charges of anti-Semitism. Several of the Black congressional leaders obeyed and denounced Min. Farrakhan.
Updated Mar 13, 2018 - 4:24:18 PM
Straight Words Leave Erykah Badu alone!
Multi-talented artist finds herself under attack as writer drops the Farrakhan Litmus Test during an interview with Vulture magazine.
Updated Jan 30, 2018 - 11:29:38 AM