America, whatever happened to compromising Vaughn R. Wilson I do not watch violent acts or fights on social media often. I think it is pointless, degrading, and is desensitizing our culture to these heinous acts. I often scroll right past these unsightly posts on social media and never look back.
Oswald, opportunity and Jack Ruby J. Layne Smith Judge J. Layne Smith revisits the case in John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Here is Part 7 his series: Within two hours of JFK’s assassination, the police had arrested Lee Harvey Oswald and moved him to the Dallas Police Station. Arrogant and cocky,
Julianne Malveaux Patriarchy baffles me as much as White supremacy does. How do the men, birthed by women, consider us inferior? When we raise our voices, we are irrational or hysterical. When we are emphatic, we are hostile. According to former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, we talk too much
It’s time to honor Dr. Humphries with a statue Vaughn R. Wilson For over 133 years, a statue of Robert E. Lee stood in plain sight in New Orleans. It was a tribute to a hero of the land and the principals for which he stood. He represented a time
Ben Jealous Joe Biden and Kamala Harris aren’t wasting any time. When we all woke up on the morning of January 20, Donald Trump and Mike Pence were still president and vice president. By the time we went to bed, Vice President Harris had sworn in new senators Raphael Warnock,
Jesse Jackson The majority does not rule in the United States. The foundation of any democracy — one person, one vote — is mocked by institutionalized impediments that allow the minority to win even when they lose at the ballot box. In this era, even when Democrats win, they lose.
Replaying the fatal final shot J. Layne Smith Judge J. Layne Smith revisits the case in John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Here is Part 6 his series: The second shot Lee Harvey Oswald fired did not mortally wound President John F. Kennedy. The President remained seated, held in place by his
The rude awakening of Trump-supporting rioters Vaughn R. Wilson On Dec. 7, 1941, responding to the sudden Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt referred to it as “A date which will live in infamy.” If that was the case for Pearl Harbor, such also must be
Keith Magee From last Monday’s national Martin Luther King Day and, last Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, our country remains woefully divided. On Jan. 6, even as they hid from the mob laying siege to the Capitol, the chasms between our lawmakers reflected those
What Biden did not get to experience on his big day Vaughn Wilson The date was Jan. 20, 2009. As a hired photographer by Florida A&M, I accompanied the Marching 100 as they performed in the inaugural parade for Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. Upon arriving