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Militarizing police under a cloak of secrecy

In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that the Defense Department can hand over to state and ...

It’s time to forge political unity

The goal now for blacks must be to go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and establish such a strong black vote that future politicians will be more reluctant to disrespect the interests of the community. Then win or ...

Much at stake in council races

It is likely that the four at-large Boston city councilors will all be re-elected. However, there is greater status for the councilor with the greatest number of votes. African American voters should be certain to vote for Ayanna Pressley. She ...

The NFL will never give up the National Anthem — here’s why

Some players, some sportscasters, some elected officials, and all civil libertarians will shout that compelling NFL players to stand for the national anthem is crass, crude, employer bullying and a blatant disregard of the First Amendment. They’re right. But the ...

New federal data show a student loan crisis for African American borrowers

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Education provided the first-ever look at long-term outcomes for student loan borrowers, including results by race and ethnicity. The data show that 12 years after entering college, the typical African American student who ...

Voters of color must flex political muscle

Fortunately there are two competent candidates for mayor. Black voters have to begin to think strategically. It would be disastrous with the Trump attitudes so influencing public policy to have a powerless black and Latino electorate. Those not registered to ...

The brutal reality: Kap is still unemployed!

Kap made his point. He paid the price for it, and in the process stirred a president, a league and a nation to react. However, a reaction is one thing, getting the point of Kap’s protest is another. Whether the ...

An efficient government is essential

Former President Ronald Reagan endeared himself to conservatives with his belittling assessment of the role of government. He once stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.’” After ...

Killer cop trials are America’s big charades

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley is the latest in the never-ending revolving door of cops charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment or any other of the array of charges brought against cops who wantonly kill and walk free.

Lessons to learn from Sanders’ voters helping to elect Trump

Three recent reputable post presidential election surveys tell a horrible reality. That is that Bernie Sanders’ backers helped elect Trump. According to the surveys, from 6 to 12 percent of Bernie Sanders’ voters voted for Trump. This made the difference ...

Trump notwithstanding, how we took Lee down

We took Lee down, and Trump notwithstanding, it can and should be done in every nook and cranny of the nation where Lee and the other Confederates adorn public places. Their presence is a daily reminder that treason, secession and ...

You can thank Trump for the white nationalist rampage

It was hilarious and telling to see No. 45 Trump tweet that he condemns “all that hate stands for” following the racially-fomented violence by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Here’s the real reason Colin Kaepernick can’t get a job in the NFL

The NFL power brokers have the supreme dominance to enforce their take it or leave it imperium on the players, fans and politicians. And that’s exactly why Colin Kaepernic doesn’t have an NFL job.

Trump’s ‘massive’ middle-class tax cut is pure bunkum

The billions doled out in corporate welfare annually dwarf the amount the federal government distributes to the states for welfare, food stamps, child nutrition initiatives and other support programs for the poor and needy. However, these are the ones that ...

Obamacare & McCain’s health battle

Senator John McCain’s battle with cancer is the best argument against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.