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 By James Abeare    Opinion    June 21, 2018 

Father's Day to Special Person's Day? No Way!

I know it is the Thursday after Father’s Day, but a story that started last year reared it’s ugly head again this year. The idea to change from Father’s Day to Special Person’s Day. The...

 

Black Women Are Changing the Tide of American Politics

Last week, the world witnessed something that had never been done before in the history of politics in the United States. Not only did Democratic voters in Georgia elect a 44-year-old African...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Trump's legacy

There is an old Vulcan proverb; "Only Nixon can go to China." Now there is a new one; "Only Trump can talk to Kim." The Trump legacy hangs on what happens after this week's summit North Korean leader...

 

To fulfill Dr. King's vision, we must lift up the poor

. Martin Luther King's final mission was to build and launch a Poor People's Campaign across lines of race, religion and region. He called for a "revolution of values" to address the "triplets of...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Gun control messages in the Main Stream Media

I was watching Supergirl last Monday when I suddenly started to get a lecture in gun control. Not in person but from the show. This isn't the first time that a CW Arrowverse show preached about gun...

 

A New Awakening for the Inkster Public Library

Let me begin by apologizing for not addressing the following situation quickly and in a timely manner. I know there has been some confusion as it pertains to the Inkster Public Library. Since January...

 

Civil Rights Activists, NFL Players React to New National Anthem Policy

Protesters held a rally in front of the National Football League's New York City headquarters on May 25 after the league announced new rules that punish players who don't stand for the national...

 

Blacks and Minorities in America

According to U.S. Census Bureau Reports, the nation's racial and ethnic minorities will outnumber those of its White population by the year 2042. Implicit in this prediction is that a non-White...

 

Free Comic Book Day - 2018

Comic book geeks unite! It is once again time for Free Comic Book Day. A day put aside to celebrate the quintessential American art form, the comic book. In years past the comic book has had its share of trouble; Being thought of as picture books...

 

Voters Not Politicians will ask Court, Secretary of State to reject pro-gerrymandering group complaints

LANSING – The nonpartisan Voters Not Politicians group will promptly and vigorously respond to procedural objections filed by a litigious pro-gerrymandering group intended to block voters from...

 

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

All you have to do is crack open a history book, or sit with one of our experienced elders, and you will learn about the many sacrifices made by people of all races in order to ensure Black people...

 

What have we learned from Larry Nassar?

As a community, we hope and try our best to keep our children out of harm's way. Knowing we cannot be with them every second of the day, we teach them to look both ways when crossing the street, not...

 

MLK50: Fifty Years after Kerner and King, Racism Still Matters

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., NAACP President Derrick Johnson talks about Dr. King's assassination and the Kerner Commission." Segregation and poverty...

 

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