Commentary

  • Rescued from America’s Gulag Archipelago

    When a North Carolina judge last week vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved ...

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  • The Invisible Achievement Gap

    Across the country it’s back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children, especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment by all teachers and school administrators to help every ...

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  • A MESSAGE TO MY SISTERS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    Washington, DC – Dr. E. Faye Williams, National President of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. has said the following with respect to not only the Ray Rice incident, but about domestic violence in general: “Several times in recent weeks I have written about domestic ...

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  • Ousting Iraq Prime Minister Won’t Pacify Sunnis

    The powers of influence, including the United States, have undercut Iraq’s “democratic experiment” and emboldened the war-torn nation’s most violent-prone minority group, the elitist Sunnis. Americans can hope this is true: For now, the Iraqi-area terrorist combatants don’t possess the ...

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  • Stop the War on Young Black Men

    “Never did we think we would be planning a funeral, we were waiting on his first day of school. They robbed us of that.” Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown. “In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement. In too many ...

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  • A Firewall is Needed Against Militant Islam

    What’s a firewall?  It’s an impenetrable barrier meant to stop an undesirable action. In politics, consider the example of the 1988 U.S. presidential race.  After several embarrassing defeats in early primaries, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush’s campaign manager announced to staff and ...

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  • Caring For An Aging Population

    The number of senior citizens in our country is growing faster than at any other time in our history. They are living longer lives, and many are in need of physical and mental healthcare that will be provided, in many instances, by members of their families. Data from the 2010 U.S. Census ...

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  • Yet Another Sore Spot

    On Aug. 9, police in Ferguson, Missouri shot Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, to death. The closed way in which the police responded to requests for information on the shooting, and their aggressive actions against peaceful protestors in the aftermath of the shooting have opened yet ...

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