Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow These are weary times in Washington, DC. Sometimes it gets so depressing you may want to hang your head down and cry. History tells us that the conspiracies that are being concocted against our 45th President resemble the shenanigans that were...
Earlier this week, Capital One announced that more than 100 million credit card customers and applicants had their personal information compromised due to a hacking incident back in March. This news spread like wildfire and has caused quite a bit of panic as Capital One customers scramble to uncover...
Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford For the last few years, most states and major populations have had Disparity Studies done to ensure that no apparent discrimination is happening in the procurement activities. They aren’t doing it to be fair. It is the law! A few challenges against minority business...
Honorable DeMaurice Smith Executive Director National Football League Players Association Subject:  Discriminatory Hiring Practices (NFL Stadium Construction Projects) Dear Mr. Smith: I hope that this letter finds you and your family doing well; especially your son with his Lacrosse endeavors. I am writing you concerning a very serious matter. Your industry inspires the building of...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader This is the greatest story never told in my lengthy and broad career in journalism. It all started when as a high school student I wrote a weekly column called “On the Teen Scene” in the Gary Info Newspaper. Topics focused on people, places and...

Too Soft on Terrorism

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Terrorism continues to grow in all corners of the world. What in the world are we, the United States, waiting on? During this election year we need to find out the candidate who is truly sincere about eradicating the people who have declared war...
By Julianne Malveaux The most recent data on minority-owned firms in the United States was collected in 2012 (and released at the end of 2015). It showed that the number of minority-owned firms rose from 5.8 million in 2007 to 8 million in 2012. Hispanic-owned firms grew the most rapidly...
By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader Even though mainstream media has reduced coverage of African Americans to sports, crime and buffoonery, getting Blacks to rely on Black media seems almost a hopeless cause. This is not the first time I have addressed this subject, but how I wish it would...
By Dr. Conrad Worrill, Chicago Crusader As we enter a New Kwanzaa Season, we must remind ourselves of the continued challenges that we face. The fundamental issue that Africans in America must face is centered around the continued assault, by the systems of racism and white supremacy, that keep us...

THEY STILL OWE US!

Day by day, African people in America are becoming more familiar with the concept of reparations and what it means to our continued struggle in America for self-determination, liberation, independence, and freedom. Therefore, we must be clear that reparations means “repair” for the damages inflicted on a people or...