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We need to accept that we must fix this country before we can truly serve it in the name of justice. Given all the wars in which Black folk have bled and died, this country has barely inched down the road of fairness, equality and respect for all human life and dignity. In 1735 when […]

As the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of killing George Floyd by mercilessly pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck, begins this week, I am convinced that Black people need healing as much as we need justice. There is a persistent heartache that comes with the knowledge that […]

The recent murder of eight people in North Georgia, six of them Asian American women, has brought national attention to the increasing violence and hatred suffered by Asian Americans in this country, and to the continuing reality of violence against women. Hate crimes against Asian Americans were up a staggering 150 percent in 2020, with […]

As many Americans acknowledge that the system is broken, they rather spend more time debating the problem, then taking meaningful action. On the other side, the Republicans and conservatives refuse to admit that racism exists, and their responsibility is to suppress the vote. I would like to start my weekly article by stating that I […]

The character of the American people is not so saintly as to warrant a blind faith in our goodness in the face of racial hatred and race-based violence and murder on display every day. The American news media constantly reminds us that the false narrative by Donald Trump and his supporters claiming that Joe Biden […]

BY CHRIS MEGARIAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS WASHINGTON — Americans can visit with others in small indoor gatherings, without masks or social distancing, once they’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. “You can visit your grandparents if you have been vaccinated and they have been too,” said Dr. […]

BY MELINDA DESLATTE AND TAMMY WEBBER ASSOCIATED PRESS The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater […]

Leonard Pitts Jr. profiles 10 influential African-Americans you might not have heard of Sometimes, history forgets. Sometimes, the big names everyone knows crowd out the smaller ones fewer people recall. Sometimes, when it is time to apportion honor and assign recognition, men and women who ought to be singled out are not. And so, those […]

America has what it voted for. Trump is gone. Though Trumpism must be dealt with in another forum. Despite the failed coup d’état on Jan. 6, President Biden and Vice President Harris have been sworn in. The Biden/Harris administration is now a reality. The work begins The majority of Americans are ready for the country […]