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Failure of capitalism

Citizens and workers in most European countries suffering from the economic depression are being forced by governments to finance the loss of banks.

After a good start, US can do more to fight Ebola

It was good news, without question, when President Barack Obama announced that the United States will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help with the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Lest we forget Attica

Lest we forget, the business of the criminal justice system deals with lives.

Fatherlessness: Cause or symptom of societal decline?

There has been a lot of focus on the decline of fatherhood in the Black community, as the proportion of Black children growing up in single-parent (overwhelmingly female-headed) households has exploded since the 1960s.

Obama ain’t a brotha to the youth of Ferguson

By almost any standards, President Barak Obama defies easy classification.

Why Mike Brown’s Mother is my Shero

Like many patriotic Americans, I am aching right now in the wake of the death of Mike Brown, the Ferguson, Mo., young man who was gunned down by police, and the ensuing unrest among community members seeking answers and the ...

A belligerent ISIS is not a US crisis

In the wake of the televised beheading of American journalist Tim Foley, there have been urgent calls in the media for an intensified U.S. military response to the Islamic State group (ISIS or ISIL) responsible for Foley’s gruesome murder and ...

Learning the lesson of Ferguson

Bertha Lewis and Zephyr Treachout give their view on what people can learn from the Michael Brown shooting.

Protecting customers’ civil rights

When stores open their doors to customers, they are inviting all members of the public to come in and spend their hard-earned money.

Struggling is not a crime

Brooklyn City Council Member Robert Cornegy share's his thoughts about policing.

Distractions are mankind’s worst enemy

"Individual self-esteem is now determined by how many people follow you on social media and how many likes you get. But self-esteem should be based on the undisputed truth that we’re created in the image of God."

I am a man and my life matters

I have only heard of Birmingham...the marches...the protests. I wasn’t there. But now we have Ferguson.

Black Power for Ferguson, Mo.

"Let me quickly say though: Putting Black faces in high places doesn’t necessarily mean things will change. We don’t want to just change the complexion of power; we want to change the direction of power."

Dear Africa: Watch out! You can’t trust America!

You can’t trust a friend who ties strings around your friendship. You can’t trust a priest who laughs at your confessions and shares them with comedians.

Broken windows, broken policy

As a longtime resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant, who directly experienced stop-and-frisk abuses and police misconduct and was a plaintiff in the initial federal lawsuit against discriminatory NYPD practices after the 1999 murder of Amadou Diallo by NYPD officers, I am greatly ...

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