**FILE** Courtesy of Tony Webster via Wikipedia

EDITORIAL: Got (Free) Milk?

A Virginia student is facing prosecution in Prince William County for allegedly stealing a carton of milk from the school cafeteria. Need we say the student is an African-American male? Need we also add the student, along with his parents, said he qualifies for the free lunch program that includes a carton of milk? The school resource officer, who accused the teen of theft, allegedly grabbed him by the neck, handcuffed him and charged him with disorderly conduct and larceny. Need we also say the school resource officer is also African-American? [read more…]


EDITOR’S COLUMN: Dorothy Was Right — There’s No Place Like Home

Last weekend I traveled back to the city where I was born and raised – Detroit – often referred to as “Motown.” I, along with my two children, now both adults and successfully making their way in this challenging world, along with their mother, my former wife with whom I am still the best of friends despite our being divorced for many years, returned to our alma mater, the University of Michigan. Early Saturday morning, we all headed up to Ann Arbor, Michigan for a gridiron showdown against one of our Big Ten foes, the University of Wisconsin. My daughter’s husband, while a graduate of Tennessee State, joined us and clearly had as much fun as everyone else. [read more…]

U.S. Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) has introduced H.R. 40, a bill to establish a Commission to Study Reparations Proposals for African-Americans Act, every year since 1989. (Flickr Creative Commons)

Millennials: Continue the Fight for Reparations

A recent Associated Press poll showed that 62 percent of those polled ages 18-35 opposed the U.S. government providing reparations to African-Americans for slavery while 32 percent support the measure. However, the poll is much different among racial lines. Sixty-two percent of Black Americans and 40 percent of Latinos want reparations while 21 percent of White Americans are in favor. [read more…]