Thursday, January 28, 2021
By Vernon A. Williams Take a deep breath. Bring it all in. Hold it for a moment. Now exhale. This is serious. You have been through a lot and it’s not over. But you are exhausted and have every reason to be, so a pause to gather thoughts and rejuvenate...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford III I joined  “Squawk on the Street” to discuss the cryptocurrency’s move and why it’s become a popular investment. Below are some of the areas I covered in the interview including what I believe will drive further adoption of Bitcoin. Why Bitcoin has been going higher Bitcoin...
By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Be very clear. What happened on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup d’etat that had an inside and outside dimension and strategy! It was an undemocratic effort by President Donald Trump and over 150 Republicans to reject the popular votes of the American people in...
By Vernon A. Williams You would think that after an insurrection at the nation’s Capitol, all freedom-loving Americans would unite as one. Instead, there is heightening division and threats of more violence and rage. Six people are dead as a result of the uprising. MAGA thugs, anti-Semites, racists and white nationalists...
By Charlene Crowell Although a new year has begun, many American consumers and small businesses continue to feel a financial hangover from the challenges of 2020. As the global pandemic reveals a still soaring American infection rate, the nation has also surpassed 350,000 related deaths, added more workers to the ranks...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford III This is how Black people die Are all doctors and registered nurses racist? Not overtly. “But this is one (common) way Black patients receive different care: cumulative deprioritization,” writes Physician Scientist, Tamorah Lewis. Cumulative deprioritization occurs when implicit bias unconsciously affects decisions. It is...
By Julianne Malveaux People who don't know Black history have probably heard more about the Tuskegee syphilis "experiment" in the last month than they have in their whole lives. The chattering class has used the debacle of allowing hundreds of Black men to live with untreated syphilis to monitor its...
By Delta Jones-Walker Happy New Year! If you are reading this, then you have survived what has been one of the most challenging years on record. Many have suffered loss of loved ones, employment, health issues and financial instability, yet we live to fight another day! January is always a great...
By Vernon A. Williams I saw more grown men cry in 2020 than all of my previous years combined. Most of these men were center stage via news media – either because of their celebrity, their immediate proximity to cases of injustices or being given a platform upon which to...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford III That’s what a friend asked me as Bitcoin reached $28k for the first time. Below is how I replied. In 2017, the speculative frenzy was largely driven by retail investors. This year is different because institutions and corporations are adopting Bitcoin. Institutions see Bitcoin’s...