EDITOR'S COLUMN: Politics Matter — Register and Definitely Vote

Some are saying they may just stay home, throw caution to the wind and forget about voting this time around. But that's something we can ill afford to do. Every vote matters.


No amount of haggling, protesting, lambasting or inertia can change that. We can certainly complain about the electoral process. We can moan and groan about the two-party system. We can even step out on our own and write in some ...

EDITOR'S COLUMN: Have Horrors of Racially-Divided '60s Returned to America?

Today's cauldron of anger, frustration and hatred appears to have reached an ominous boiling point.

MUHAMMAD: Uneasiness Settles Over Cleveland for GOP Convention

On the surface, this is the most secure year ever. But truth be told, fear and uneasiness is everywhere.

MUHAMMAD: Police Aren't the Only Ones Suffering

The line between crime and day-to-day living is too often blurred in the minds of police who see all Black people as inherently criminal.

EDITOR'S COLUMN: Winning is Everything, Right?

I'm wondering why folks are so angry and surprised that Kevin Durant has abandoning the Oklahoma City Thunder for greener pastures with the Golden State Warriors.

MUHAMMAD: Bill Clinton as Disgusting as Donald Trump

No matter who wins the presidential election this November, a loathsome man will be moving into the White House.

MUHAMMAD: Forget 'Brexit' and 'Texit,' What About Our 'Blexit'?

The freed slaves never got a chance for any such "Blexit"-type vote. I think it's high time Black folks got a chance to choose.

EDITOR'S COLUMN: Black Church Calls for Peace in the Hood

It seems like acts of violence have become so commonplace in the world, that we've almost grown apathetic to its effect — almost.

EDITOR'S COLUMN: The Circle of Life

We begin by being totally dependent on others — normally our parents. However, as the days become months and years, we learn more about ourselves and discover the world in a new light.

MUHAMMAD: The Gentrification of the D.C. Statehood Push

I am convinced that if Black people are not careful and don't guard our dreams, we will wake up one day and discover that our most precious hopes and ambitions have been gentrified, stolen from our pillows while we slept ...

MUHAMMAD: Reparations and Juneteenth

To be the oldest African-American holiday on the calendar, "Juneteenth" is way, way down on the popularity list of annual celebrations. Maybe it's because Juneteenth, even its name, has a certain southern, Booker T. Washington-bootstraps kind of appeal.


While Father's Day and the men that are honored on that day will never receive the amount of attention that moms do on Mother's Day, it's still a pretty big deal for many American families — at least for mine.

MUHAMMAD: Elijah Muhammad and the Making of Muhammad Ali

He was born, it seems, at exactly the right moment. Muhammad Ali died June 3, 2016, and it feels like decades too soon.

MUHAMMAD: Americans Hopelessly Divided

While there are enormous pockets of "unanimity" throughout this country, there is no longer any "unity" in the United States of America.