By Samantha Pree-Stinson Guest Commentator “Santa Clause is not a n***er!” This was one of many internet responses to the Black Santa at the Mall of America this year. The racist commentators were correct: He is an intelligent Black man who is giving his time to bring hope to children. There is nothing ignorant about that. The Mall of America’s website was … [Read more...]
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The disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments. — Adam Smith An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. — Plutarch In the treatment … [Read more...]
A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. By Deon Miller Contributing Writer There are a lot of different companies who benefit from mass incarceration. It is not just the Department of Corrections (DOC) — some of your favorite companies pray on us coming to prison because we are … [Read more...]
The new Kremlin in the West Black Media faces many challenges in 2017. Success or failure in Black America will depend on the following: Journalistic integrity (mainstream media still uses us as tokens). Hard research (not soft balls and puff pieces). Ability to stand against the domestic\White political elite and be heard. Ability to ignore White media herds and … [Read more...]
To the shock of many of us LGBTQ people of faith is the Vatican’s recent decision in the document “The Gift of Priestly Vocation,” to ban gays from the priesthood; thus, reaffirming its 2005 stance. Those of us who have “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” or who “support the so-called ‘gay culture’” are categorically denied to serve one of the church’s most revered and … [Read more...]