Tag: Opinions

by Staff - 7 hours ago

It’s Not Just Felons Who Need a Second Chance at Voting

Sean Pittman By Sean Pittman It’s not just the 1.4 million convicted felons whose rights were restored by Amendment 4 that need a review on voting. Given the political turmoil in the Sunshine State during the November election, we should all refres...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

Is the Migrant Caravan Real or A Fabricated Masquerade?

The Migrant Caravan Explained, Dara Lind VOX By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor “Over the past decade, there’s been a rise in the number of unaccompanied children and families crossing the US-Mexico border. Increasingly, they are people f...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

Congress must reauthorize VAWA

Laura Finley By Laura Finley       That the U.S. is divided on political issues is old news. Both the Left and the Right are deeply entrenched, resulting in distrust, animosity, and political gridlock. One troubling example is with the Violence Aga...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

Yes, Collusion

Lucius Gantt The Gantt Report By Lucius Gantt       For the last two years, lovers of Donald Trump, and the President, have claimed that there was not, and is not, any “collusion” with Russians. Well, there has been thousands of lies, there has bee...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

Undocumented Citizen

Andrew Moss By Andrew Moss       When Jose Antonio Vargas was sixteen years old, he discovered that his green card was a fake.  Unbeknownst to the grandparents with whom he was living in Mountain View, California, the young Filipino immigrant took...

by Staff - 3 weeks ago

Republicans: The Party of Whiteness in 2018

Roger Cladwell By Roger Caldwell In 2018, all Americans would like to believe that racism is over, and the society is moving toward equality and certain inalienable rights for everyone. Both parties, the Democrats and Republicans, should respect ev...

by Staff - 3 weeks ago

Another Wake Up call for native Black Americans

Kevin Palmer By Kevin Palmer A May 3, 2018 Intelligencer article titled, America Will Only Remain ‘Majority White’ If Blacks Remain an Underclass, is another wake up call for African Americans. The article states, in order to increase their numbers...

by Staff - 3 weeks ago

The New Abnormal

Robert C. Koehler By Robert C. Koehler Thousand Oaks, California: a city torn apart by wildfire and gunfire. Both are unnatural disasters. “This is the new abnormal,” Gov. Jerry Brown said this week at a press conference, talking about global warmi...

by Staff - 3 weeks ago

Look to the right for corruption

Tom Hastings By Tom H. Hastings       When I was growing up a long time ago there was a presumption of prudential integrity for politicians. Yes, I suppose I was naïve, but as a boy from Minnesota I came to think of politics as a clean game in my f...

by Staff - 3 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton’s Defeat Became a Pink Wave

Matthew Johnson By Matthew Johnson This year Cambridge Scholar Publishers issued a book edited by Barry University professor Laura Finley and me, Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America. The inspiration for the book was the bi...

by Staff - 3 weeks ago

Trump, the Republicans and the Neo-Confederate Objective

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the former president of TransAfrica Forum By Bill Fletcher, Jr.       It became very clear to anyone who was watching that in the lead up to the November 6th elections, Trump and his allies focused on two things: putting their h...

by Staff - 4 weeks ago

Andrew and Stacey

The Gantt Report By Lucius Gantt        In order to win a political election, you have to have a sound political plan. The candidates that you love were all wonderful people who could have been pretty good public servants, but they were campaign dunc...

by Staff - 4 weeks ago

Letter to Editor

James Hankins By James J. Hankins WE VOTED IN RECORD NUMBERS, GOD HELPED US AND TOLD TRUMP AND HIS ELECTED CULT MEMBERS “BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD”. The two-year corrupt, hate-filled, homophobic, racist and sexist TRUMP revolution is over. Th...

by Staff - 4 weeks ago

An Essay of the Man from the North

Rivera Sun After the Vote By Rivera Sun [Editor’s note: The Man from the North is a fictional character from Rivera Sun’s series of novels. She has him offering essays beyond her novels.] The Vote – the beloved, abused, scorned, corrupted, st...

by Staff - 4 weeks ago

Activists Looking Beyond Midterm Elections

Rob Okun By Rob Okun Since Donald Trump’s selection as president two years ago, a growing movement of citizens has been fighting back at what it sees as a dangerous march toward fascism US style. And, despite the election of some progressive candid...