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Category Archive: Editorial

Anti-Effeminacy in the Black Community

By Jeremy Bamidele Words like sissy and f** can often be heard in the black community to describe a man who falls outside the comparatively restrictive confounds of black male masculinity. However,...

We Can Make the Future Come Faster in the South

By Benjamin Todd Jealous We have the antidote to voter suppression: massive voter registration. We proved it 50 years ago during Freedom Summer. We proved it again in Florida in 2012, when NAACP...

Slavery Today, Very Alive and Well

While we watch the FIFA’s World Cup Soccer games there is something quite sinister right in front of our faces the whole time, yet we give it no thought. It’s an ugly part of the very wealthy in...

Perceptions of Equality

By William Spriggs A recent interview of Morgan Freeman by CNN host Don Lemon lit a firestorm of conversation. Freeman argued that his personal success, and that of Lemon’s, made it clear that...

Better Vision

By William Spriggs Washington continues in its stalemate, with a hidebound Republican establishment clinging in death throws to some ancient regime of plutocratic rule. The nation is left without...

It’s Called Class Warfare

By William Spriggs Everyone knows America has a hyper inequality problem. The six Walton family heirs who own Walmart have the same wealth as the bottom 42 percent of Americans.  In the latest data...

America’s Poverty Crisis Cries Out For Sixties Style Direct Action

By Sherwood Ross David Simon, the Baltimore Sun crime reporter who created the HBO series, “The Wire,” (2002-2008), in a recent interview said of African-Americans: “They’re...

The Un-Abolishable N-Word

By EZRAH AHARONE To pacify society, “Media Band-Aids” are constantly placed on open wounds of unhealed racism as the Shirley Sherrod incident demonstrated.  Although the William Morris...

Race and Beyond: Obama Should Speak Up

President Obama is missing out on a chance to guide the nation to a deeper understanding of racial issues, writes Sam Fulwood III   By Sam Fulwood III Try as he might, President Barack Obama...

BOXING GREAT SUGAR RAY ROBINSON CARED FOR HIS OPPONENTS IN THE RING

By Sherwood Ross Sugar Ray Robinson, ranked by the Associated Press as the greatest boxer of the 20th Century, also exhibited a caring and compassionate nature that matched his talent. According to a...