Julianne Malveaux The previous president, also known as 45, or the Orange Man, or the Nutty Narcissist, kept our nation with his insanity for more than four years. President Biden is best advised to ignore his predecessor and should not even stoop to mention his name. Why not? The nation,
As presidents go, I’m just wild about Harry J. Layne Smith Q. Judge Smith, it seems no one can talk anymore without resorting to cursing words. Does this happen in court too? A retired English teacher. A. My late father used to say that a person who resorts to cursing
Jesse Jackson In Georgia, Donald Trump’s big lie that the election was stolen has now been turned into bad law — an election law designed to make it harder for minorities and the young to vote. This is, as President Joe Biden stated, the new Jim Crow, a blatant attempt
Ben Jealous If you ever begin to doubt that elections matter, think about Black farmers. The new COVID relief law takes significant steps to address decades of shameful discrimination against Black farmers by the federal government. And that would not have happened without voters putting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
J. Layne Smith Editor’s note: Keep in mind that April 1 is April Fools’ Day. Q. My brother Denny works for the Florida Senate. He says Florida is negotiating the sale of Escambia County to Alabama. Do you know if there is any truth to the rumor? Ethel A. Yes,
Adora Obi Nweze When things get tough, we know how to come together. Compassion is usually the powerful unifying force when we confront these challenges. And despite our differences — even racial differences — our circumstances are improved as a result. My hope is that we use our humanity to
Gadsden County School Board delivers a blow to Gretna Vaughn Wilson For decades, Gretna Elementary School stood on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as a central piece of the Gretna community. It was so much more than a learning facility to the just over 1,700 residents of the quaint township.
R. Dean Foreman Most people are concerned when energy costs rise, especially prices at the pump. It’s understandable since the average household spent nearly $4,100 on energy in 2019, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey. For more than a decade, expanded U.S. energy production helped lower
Julianne Malveaux The Souls to the Polls movement encourages African American church attendees to get out and vote. The churches that promote this movement cannot, because of their 501-c-3 status, endorse candidates. They can, however, emphasize the gospel of social and economic justice and preach the gospel of civic participation.
This life is about that first step James A. Washington Jr Do any of you remember that certain Sunday when moved to accept the truth of your own salvation? I did recently. I was asked a very simple question by the new member deacon: “Do I believe in Jesus Christ?”