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Shabazz: Juneteenth is coming. Habari Gani?

Habari Gani? The Swahili words that mean “What’s the news?” are often associated with the Kwanzaa holiday. However, this month, as we near the...

Women4Change: Prep women to run for office for the good of all

With the campaigns of 2020 barely behind us, it might seem too soon to think about the next round of elections, but it’s not....

We need more radicals*

The concept of cultural competency comes up often when referring to an educational process of informing people how to function in their profession with...

Boyd: Activism is the legacy of the Black Press

“No longer shall others speak for us.” These are the words of the founders of the country’s first Black newspaper, Freedom’s Journal. In 1827 that...

Smith: A modest proposal

Tim Scott — the only Black Republican senator — caused an uproar during his rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s recent address to Congress. Scott...

No HBCU players selected in 2021 NFL draft

The 2021 NFL draft came and went without a single player from a historically Black college or university (HBCU) being selected. Jackson State University...

Think About It: If it isn’t systemic racism, then what is it?

We have well-known leaders in our political, law enforcement, religious, judicial and other systemic areas of society that unabashedly assert that systemic racism does...

I’m Just Sayin’: legislative session wrap-up

I’ve been a little busy these last several months. The 2021 legislative session was one of the wildest in living memory and technically it still...

Hayes: Let’s work together to eradicate breast cancer

Racism is a social factor that leads to disparities in health outcomes and economic disadvantages among Black Americans. Racism acts as a stressor and...

Smith: Democracy in the balance

With exceedingly few exceptions, the rational political choice in America is deciding whether to be a Republican or a Democrat. I have frequently referred to...


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