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GUEST EDITORIAL: Place the Black dollar under arrest

More than one trillion Black dollars are acting inappropriately, committing economic crimes against Black people. They really need to be controlled and contained before they destroy us. Our dollars are weak, and are vulnerable to the constant lure of trivial things and dishonest people who are waiting to trap them with their platitudes and false doctrines. If we put our dollars in labor camps where they cou ...

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OPINION: Marching to the ballot box

While civil rights protest marches and demonstrations are necessary and somewhat therapeutic in response to obvious and wanton acts of racial violence, the trauma of years of witnessing injustice does have its long term cumulative effect. This is the reason, I believe, we all should be careful not to allow the contradictions or the madness of social and racial injustice to drive our consciousness into self- ...

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OPINION: Driving while Black — and poor

“Overall, we found by disproportionately stopping, charging and fining the poor and minorities, by closing the courts to the public, and by incarcerating people for the failure to pay fines, these policies unintentionally push the poor further into poverty, prevent the homeless from accessing the housing, treatment, and jobs they so desperately need to regain stability in their lives, and violate the Consti ...

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OPINION: Optical delusions

For instance, politicians like to show their concern by doing meaningless things like rolling up their sleeves when they visit a city and come to the microphone. They like to wash pots and pans in homeless shelters. They like to serve in food lines. They like to eat hamburgers in public. They like to play games to give the impression they are one of us. They like to dance in conga lines in Africa. They like ...

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OPINION: Dead because of their brown skin

The role of color in America has been well documented. It was the color of skin that provided a clear and enforceable standard for restricting access to civil liberties and political activity. Jim Crow, the Black Codes and other similar legal instruments used colored skin as a line of demarcation for who was privileged and who was not. ...

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