Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams There is an elephant in the room of Black Americans that goes ignored or downplayed on a regular basis, even though it looms conspicuously. It impacts African Americans of all age, income, and education levels. It has been here since the beginning of time and is...
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...
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...
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...
Vernon A. Williams
This is a time for uplift and encouragement By Vernon A. Williams The Bible teaches that life and death exist in the power of the tongue, the words that we utter every day of our life. In the secular world, similar belief is contained in the adage that argues that the...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams While it may be a natural tendency to search beyond your immediate environment for greatness, the truth is some of the most noteworthy pages in history being written today emanate close to home. Gary native Tamara Winfrey-Harris is a shining example. She is vice-president of a major...
Vernon A. Williams
By Vernon A. Williams The first thing folk want to claim when we find ourselves in the throes of some unfathomable tragedy is, “This is not us. We are better than this.” Well, if Americans really want to ever get a grip on problems plaguing this nation, the first thing...