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A new kind of Black History Month

Every day for the month of February this year, I have posted, to my Facebook page, the photo and story of a Black person who was killed by police.

Trump travel ban of 2017—‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing’

Trump’s travel ban of 2017 is, to use a biblical metaphor, a case of “old wine in new bottles,” or more appropriately, a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” It is an attempt to put a legal veneer in what is basically ...

Frederick Douglass, an alternative truth

Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America? These questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate.

Immigrants under siege in New York

President Donald Trump’s attack on immigrants has arrived in New York.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #3

Two major snafus this week are further evidence that Trump’s puppets are not prepared for the big time, and haven’t a clue about governance.

Black liberalism ain’t cutting it!

In 1967 Dr. King said, “The majority of [Black] political leaders … are still selected by white leadership, elevated to positions, supplied with resources and inevitably subjected to white control.

Keeping our eyes on the prize

During African-American History Month, it is customary to review our progress on the long road to freedom.

Water in Frackville contaminated 2,500 inmates and employees

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at 4 p.m., 200 South Broad St., in Philadelphia, prisoner rights advocates, concerned citizens and supporters of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal will hold a demonstration outside Gov. Tom Wolf’s office in Philadelphia, ...

Steve Bannon on the National Security Council—Why not?

Since President Donald Trump named Steve Bannon, his chief strategist, to the National Security Council’s principals committee, the left has erupted in all kinds of moral outrage.

Supreme Court nominee: Smooth-talking anti-civil rights conservative

Neil Gorsuch, 49, poised to be the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was introduced to the world Monday.

URBAN AGENDA: Betsy DeVos and the charter school test

This week controversial school choice advocate Betsy DeVos became the new U.S. Secretary of Education.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #2

Last week, we inaugurated our demand that President Trump must go, with the words of that great American patriot Thomas Paine.

Educational free market or educational free fall?

The educational crisis in the United States is a well-known but little discussed fact. In international educational rankings developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in 2014 the U.S. ranked 24th in reading, 28th in science and 36th ...

Presidents change, but our values should not

The president of the United States may have changed, but our values should not.

Broken Windows breaks the bank, can’t be reformed



The debate over Broken Windows policing took a new turn last week with word that the city settled a lawsuit that challenged the NYPD over years of criminal summonsing patterns.

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