Heart of the matter

Jerry Blackwell’s rebuttal after the closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis on Monday had a resonance and conviction that brought to mind the eloquence of the late Johnnie Cochran.

Another fatal mistake

Tim Gannon, the police chief in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, during a press conference on Monday described Daunte Wright’s death as an accident, that the officer had “deployed her gun instead of her Taser.”

Looking for justice in the streets of Minneapolis

It is rare to have a police chief appear as a witness in a trial, and we certainly applaud Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo for taking the stand and stating clearly that Derek Chauvin’s actions in the death of George ...

Joe, we got your back!

Once again an American past imbued with racism and discrimination is resurrected, after the GOP Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week—against a backdrop of a slave plantation—signed a piece of legislation passed by Republicans that will severely impact the voting ...

Hatred and guns—a deadly pair

Three days after President Biden and Vice President Harris were in Atlanta to meet with Asian American community leaders on the killing of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, they may have to make another trip to ...

The herd of knuckleheads

During the last presidential election contest, Republicans stood almost unanimously with Trump, several of them complicit in the attempt to take down the government in the attack on Capitol Hill.

Bloody Sunday still resonates in 2021

Of the terrible reminders of the struggle for civil rights in the nation, “Bloody Sunday,” is among the most unforgettable.

The death of Daniel Prude

When we first learned of Daniel Prude’s death last March, the details left us aghast.

Traces of Trump’s tyranny are indelible

Some of the Trump traces and menacing memories we welcome, particularly when they are favorable to our indictment of him.

Trump’s autocratic rule should not be forgotten

We certainly support the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the U.S. District Court by Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi that accuses Trump, Rudy Giuliani and two extremist groups with inciting the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Trump, ...

Trump’s legacy of evil

Democrats, in effect, control Congress, but they still don’t have the numbers to support President Biden and his plans to overhaul a broken infrastructure and the fissures of systemic racism.

White Lies Matter

When a Black Lives Matter poster was defaced with Black being replaced by white, it could have been further defaced by removing the “v” and thus being rendered White Lies Matter

Biden puts the pedal to the metal

President Joe Biden has wasted little time putting the pedal to the metal, jump-starting the promises he had made during his campaign and several he reiterated in his inaugural address.

Farewell or fair wail, Trump

As Trump departs the White House with the door knob hitting him where the good Lord split him, he leaves behind a detritus of unfinished business and broken promises.

Put a permanent stain on his reign

There are constitutional provisions that protect a president against insurrection but what measures are available when the president is the insurrectionist?