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E pluribus racism

If we need any further evidence that we are years if not decades away from a post-racial society—and that point has been made repeatedly with the rash of fatal assaults on unarmed Black men by white police officers—check the recent ...

Enough is enough!

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is noted for getting budgets in on time, and his timing in the call for the passage of a tough law on campus sexual assault is equally propitious, with the alleged and debunked rape charge at the ...

It’s about all of us!

“Each man’s death diminishes me,” the great poet John Donne wrote, and we are all the more diminished and saddened when that death results from a senseless act of violence.

Missing and invisible Black men

The recent death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore that has triggered nights of violence is further confirmation of a report in The New York Times about “missing Black men.”

Stuck in the middle of a deadly dilemma

Over the past several months, a lot of attention has been focused on killer cops. Every other day, we seem to witness a case of police brutality that ends in murder.

Obama travels to Jamaica, Panama to improve relations

The tension among the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean countries has not really changed for 100 years.

Violence in blue

Are the incidents of the police caught on camera committing one brutal, atrocious act after another aberrations or are they merely a small sample of even more occurrences that are never recorded? We like to believe it’s the former.

Why don’t Black lives matter?

Why don’t Black lives matter? Is it because according to the Constitution we are still just three-fifths of a person? Is it because our communities seem poorer than others? Or is it because when we dress in a hoodie, we ...

Time to reap some reparations!

There are times when the editorials in the major dailies take positions on subjects that we applaud.

States’ rights return

What do Florida, Alabama, Texas, Indiana, Mississippi and Arizona have in common? There are two, almost three things that they share in opposition to the Obama administration and the federal government.

MTA, take a hike

When a fare hike by the MTA went into effect Sunday, the moans from straphangers, particularly those who have been struggling even to pay $2.50 per ride, were louder than the brakes of an A train coming to a halt—that ...

No more excuses, confirm Loretta Lynch

Several days after impressing a Senate panel, Loretta Lynch appeared to be a shoo-in to succeed Eric Holder Jr. as U.S. attorney general. But leave it to the mischievous, mean-spirited Republicans to rain on her parade. At least, we hope, ...

Rebuking Obama

There is nothing new about partisan politics in our so-called democracy, but sometimes the “demo” gets absolutely “cracy,” and with a Black man in the White House, the GOP has made the political divide even wider.

So much has changed, or has it?

When we look at the images of President Barack Obama crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge with his family, along with Rep. John Lewis and Amelia Boynton Robinson, who were both beaten on Bloody Sunday, and those thousands of others this ...

Our 'Glory'

The stirring performance of “Glory,” the anthem-like song from “Selma,” by composers John Legend (John Stephens) and Common (Lonnie Lynn) forecast accurately that the work would receive the Oscar for Best Original Song.

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