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NFL Owners’ Treatment of Colin Kaepernick Disgraces League and Country
September 6, 2018
President Trump led the outcry against the protesters, slurring any player who takes a knee as a “son of a bitch.” The league owners panicked. One result was that Kaepernick — one of the most talented quarterbacks in a league that suffers a shortage of skilled players in that position — found himself locked out of a job. ... read more »
As Trump Distorts NFL Players’ Messages, Let’s Instead Join Together 
August 2, 2018
As teams gear up for the NFL season, President Trump is reviving his destructive and diversionary attacks aimed at turning fans against players.  ... read more »
Trump Won’t Protect Our Elections, So States Must Step Up
July 19, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin came late to the Helsinki Summit with Donald Trump on Monday and spoke first at the news conference afterward. He handed Trump a soccer ball from the World Cup, but he clearly walked away with the trophy for the World Cup of politics, largely because Trump, in a bizarre and unprecedented performance, kept scoring own goals on Putin’s behalf. ... read more »
When it comes to the vote, we’re fighting a second Civil War
June 14, 2018
Open voter suppression laws had a far greater effect on the 2016 election than whatever the Russians did ... read more »
Trump’s ‘new deal for blacks’ was dealt from the bottom of the deck
May 10, 2018
Black unemployment rates remain nearly twice as high as white unemployment rates. ... read more »
Trump Gives Peace a Chance in Deciding to Meet with North Korea’s Leader
April 26, 2018
Trump’s critics suggest Trump has given Kim a major concession – the recognition that would come from a first meeting with a U.S. president – in exchange for nothing.  But talking is far preferable to issuing threats and insults; exchanging proposals for peace far better than exchanging bombs in war. ... read more »
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ‘Mother of the Nation’ Passes At 81  
April 5, 2018
One of South Africa’s greatest icons, anti-apartheid campaigner, and former wife of late President Nelson Mandela, Winne Madikizela-Mandela, passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with an illness. Her death was confirmed on Monday, April 2.   ... read more »
We need to revive King’s campaign against poverty 
March 29, 2018
April 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, shot down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  ... read more »
Janus case is part of continuing attack on workers
March 2, 2018
Janus case is part of continuing attack on workers ... read more »
Tax cut will widen the racial wage gap 
February 8, 2018
President Donald Trump keeps boasting about the low black unemployment rate, although African Americans still suffer nearly twice the unemployment rate as whites do.  ... read more »
Rev. Jesse Jackson releases statement regarding battle with Parkinson’s disease
November 17, 2017
“On July 17, 1960, I was arrested, along with seven other college students, for advocating for the right to use a public library in my hometown of Greenville, ... read more »
After Charlottesville, push for real reform
August 24, 2017
She died standing for what she believed in, and her sacrifice helps to redeem an America that is far better than the haters. ... read more »
Trump trains his sights on affirmative action
August 10, 2017
Since winning the election, however, Trump seems intent on proving over and over again just how much African-Americans and other minorities have to lose. ... read more »
Trump turns back on a future with Cuba
June 16, 2017
So why would Trump want to revive the failed policies of the past? The reasons range from the petty to the perverse. Trump’s hatred of Obama is apparent. From Obamacare to climate policy to Cuba, he seems intent on overturning whatever Obama did — no matter how great the cost to the American people. ... read more »
National Sports Beat (6/8-6/14/17)
June 8, 2017
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from end up coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
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