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 By James Abeare    Opinion    November 8, 2018 

Milk, the official beverage of the Ku Klux Klan? Really....

Idiocy has reached a new level. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has declared cow's milk racist. Is this what we have become? Declaring everything racist? And it isn't for what...

 

Cash Bail Reform is needed

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted" and the Declaration...

 

Our parents lied to us: Names do hurt, particularly when used by the political Right

In the immediate aftermath of the discovery of bombs targeted at Democratic political leaders, media outlets and personalities critical of Donald Trump, I found myself thinking about that old rhyme, “…sticks and stones will break your bones, but...

 

Okay, let's take a collective deep breath

Let us understand this right now. President Trump is not to blame for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh or the sending of fake bombs to the Democratic leadership around the country. Any more than B...

 

"I Will Vote!"

"I Will Vote!" That is such an empowering statement, when you think about it, especially considering how important voting is for Black people at this critical time in this country. The voting rights...

 

Your Vote is Your Voice

Our vote matters because Our LIVES matter, Our Health matters and Our Voice matters! Did you vote in the last election? Do you know the people that you voted for? In the United States of America, we...

 

Both sides protest, we just have to quit the violence

Mob: noun 1.a disorderly or riotous crowd of people. 2.a crowd bent on or engaged in lawless violence. 3.any group or collection of persons or things. Why start my column with a definition of the...

 

Prisoners Protest to Demand Better Conditions

A prisoner strike began on August 21 to commemorate the legendary prisoner and Black Panther Party leader George L. Jackson who was killed by prison guards on that date in 1971, and is scheduled to...

 

Our Detroit

Detroit has historically been a Mecca for Black business. The city is also renowned for great writers, ministers, artists, athletes, musicians, scholars and, of course fighters. And no other record...

 

Football season 2018

It is finally here! Football season in the States. I have watched the Lions’ preseason, the first games for both Michigan and Michigan State and half of the Canadian Football League season and what...

 

World Health Organization declares bacon as bad for you as smoking

It was all over the internet last week. The World Health Organization came out with it’s final declaration that bacon causes cancer, just as much as smoking. Only the final study came out in the...

 

Are some Democrats trading a possible November win for their warped sense reality?

Do certain Democrats really want to win their elections in November? Not by what some have been saying. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had the biggest recent gaffe, last week, when he said that...

 

Though Trump Continues to Distort the Messages of NFL Players:

As teams gear up for the NFL season, President Trump is reviving his destructive and diversionary attacks aimed at turning fans against players. The league office stepped in it, by unilaterally...

 

Conspiracy of Violence

There are regular outbursts of violence across Detroit and America as a whole, and this violence is often described as random, purposeless and senseless. It seems that as soon as we are over the...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Did you remember to vote?

I know it was the primaries and you can't vote across party lines, but it was important to make your choices known for the general election in November. I don't like the fact that you can't vote...

 

Punishing Children: Juvenile Incarceration

The United States has the shameful distinction of having one of the highest rates of juvenile detention and incarceration in the world. Numerous studies and testimonies reveal that institutions of...

 

Civil Rights Groups, Democrats Oppose Trump's SCOTUS Pick

f President Donald Trump's last Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is any indication, his latest pick in Brett Kavanaugh will do the civil rights community no favors, National Urban League President...

 

Voters rally to demand Court "Let Michigan Vote" on redistricting reform

LANSING – Hundreds of voters rallied in front of the Hall of Justice today to protect their right vote in November on the Voters Not Politicians redistricting reform ballot measure, as the Michigan...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Trump's new SCOTUS justice pick

Face it, no matter who President Trump would’ve named to the Supreme Court, the Left would’ve come out against them. So much so, that one group sent out a press briefing, before Brett Kavanaugh...

 
 By Ebone Colbert    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Affordable Water is a Public Health Issue

My mother has been living in the same house in Detroit since 1965 and did not have problems paying her water bill until recently. When she became disabled, she had to figure out how to live on a fixed income. She, along with many others who are livin...

 
 By Ron Harris    Opinion    July 5, 2018

An Open Letter from America's Children

Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump's cruel and faulty immigration policies, What about us? We...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    July 5, 2018

After a 60 year wait, Willie O'Ree enters Hockey Hall of Fame

It was 1958 and a little known winger, from the Quebec Aces, was called up to the Boston Bruins. That winger was Willie O'Ree, the first black hockey player in the National Hockey League. He is often...

 
 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...

 

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