Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams It seems like the struggle has been forever. That’s because it has been. But as pervasive as the expression “Black Lives Matter” may be, the truth is it only became an international catchphrase after – and as a result of – the tragic murder of Trayvon...
Oscar H. Blayton
By Oscar H. Blayton In 1735 when the French colonists of Louisiana pursued the Natchez War against Native Americans, they mustered free and enslaved African Americans into two military companies that came to be known as the Corps D'Afrique. The soldiers of the Corps D'Afrique fought against Indigenous People as well...
Keith Magee
By Keith Magee Note: The author wrote this commentary Tuesday, April 21, 2021 one day before the Chauvin verdict was reached I am completely baffled. I cannot understand why Black people continue to be killed without every single American demanding that all police officers across the country just stop it. Stop...
Charlene Crowell
Nearly $9 billion boost in discretionary funds to support CDBG, homelessness By Charlene Crowell Although the month of April is annually observed as Fair Housing Month, the reality for Black America and other people of color is that housing has not significantly changed since the 1968 federal enactment of the Fair Housing Act....
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams The nation rejoices in the execution of justice in the awful police murder of George Floyd. Rightfully, former rogue cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder while committing a felony, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The temptation is understandable. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison...
Dr. DeLon Canterbury
By  Dr. DeLon Canterbury Overprescribing medications is a well-known problem within the U.S. health care system that surprisingly seems to get very little attention. The mismanagement of medications contributes to over $528 billion of wasted health care expenses, in addition to nearly 275,000 preventable deaths annually. Prescriptions are literally killing American...
BOBBY RUSH
By Congressman Bobby Rush It is no secret that this pandemic has devastated communities across our state — and Black and Brown communities have been hit the hardest, both in terms of lost lives and lost livelihoods. Black Americans are almost three times as likely as white Americans to be hospitalized...
Harry C. Alford, Kay DeBow
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow The racism that exists in our everyday lives seems to be inseparable from our everyday lives. No matter where a situation may exist, the ugly head of racism seems to rise above us and scream “I’m still here Americans!” Yes, it is...
Delta Financial, Delta Jones
By Delta Jones-Walker It’s April already which means it’s once again Financial Literacy Month! I penned this piece a few years ago and amazed at how the facts and tips still ring true! Please the time to go over the check list and see what measurable gains you achieve in...
Charlene Crowell
70 million consumers contacted by at least one debt collector By Charlene Crowell After more than a year of COVID-19, the nation’s collective ability to cope with dual public health and economic crises has diminished many consumers’ ability to remain financially stable. While this February’s national employment report by the Bureau of Labor...