Commentary and Opinions

Talk Is Cheap

 Commentary By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief Talk is cheap. Black people are dying, while politicians keep on lying and denying. They know the solution to stop the flow of deaths is financial security and not just those with all the wealth. Yes, it is financial security with economic parity, not all the social justice and feel…

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The Executive Leadership Council Statement on Racial Injustice and Disparities Facing the Black Community

WASHINGTON/PRNewswire/ –– The Executive Leadership Council issues the following statement in response to recent events fatally impacting the Black community. Racism, in any form, is unacceptable to The Executive Leadership Council (ELC). The ELC unequivocally denounces all criminal and racist acts of violence against our people. George Floyd is senselessly murdered by four white Minnesota…

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IZZY’S COLUMN: RIP George Floyd

  Hello Readers! It is a horrible thing that happened to George Floyd this past week and I pray that his family will get through this difficult time. The last time, I remember, something like this happened that created riots throughout the US and primarily in Los Angeles occurred after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.…

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Slavery and the Origins of the American Police State

By Ben Fountain From the beginning, some Americans have been able to move more freely than others They were called patrollers or, variously, “paterollers,” “paddyrollers,” or “patterolls,” and they were meant to be part of the solution to Colonial America’s biggest problem, labor. Unlike Great Britain, which had a large, basically immobile peasant class that could…

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Here We Go Again, the Rodney King Blues All Over Again

  By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief     My friend, Larry Morris a former resident of Los Angeles and who now lives in Memphis, Tennessee, sent me a link today called “Rodney King Blues”. He sent it after seeing the unrest today that reminded him of what happened in 1992. But today, it’s the cold-blooded murder…

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“Don’t Let What You Own Determine Your Worth”

Dr. Rosie Milligan Contributing Editorial Be Encouraged Today! Encourage yourself today. DON’T LET WHAT YOU OWN DETERMINE YOUR WORTH. This is Dr. Rosie, “AND I AM JUST SAYING . . .” If what you own determines your worth, you may one day find yourself feeling worthless. Think. Yes, it’s prudent and savvy to own, occupy,…

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“Normal” Is the Stockpiling of the Dead

OP/ED   “More than 89% of black and Latinx patients, however, suffer from underlying health conditions. Few want to talk about why because to do so would be to become other than self and think beyond the ‘normal’ and engage in listening to blacks and Latinx. But, in America, it’s so much easier to serve…

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What’s Really Going On With the Coronavirus?

OP/ED   By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief The billionaire Bill Gates stepped down from his board seat at Microsoft, the company he started. Is it a coincident that Gates is stepping down just after President Donald Trump has given the signal to shift $50 billion from our tax dollars to fight the coronavirus. This is what…

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