Columnists Opinion

Black leaders can learn from Standing Rock protests

Listening to all the black chatter about the post-Obama era, all the indignation, the whining and the lamenting about Donald Trump, makes me think about the Standing Rock protest and standoff in North Dakota. In April 2016, Standing Rock Sioux elder LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, began a resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline that soon Read More…

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Cleveland bills Tamir Rice’s family for ambulance ride

CLEVELAND — First, a Cleveland police officer shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice as he played with a toy pellet gun in a public park. Then the city said the boy’s death was his own fault. And now Cleveland has charged the Rice family for his final ambulance ride. That latest development, coming on Wednesday Read More…

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Movement set to marshal power of black dollars

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – (NNPA) – A newly launched black economic movement is being cited as a new tool to empower black communities nationwide while showcasing the potency of black Americans’ consumer spending power. LetsBuyBlack365, launched here last week, is a national grass-roots movement that uses selective spending with black entrepreneurs to bolster black businesses, create Read More…