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The White Man Wink

The White Man Wink
    by Katrinna Martin-Bordeaux Jeremy Zellner feels “the upraising” of middle/upper class white folks in the suburbs and progressive parts of the city, are related to their economic disparity and lack of recovery. Which is really the economic disparity for most black and brown community members that support Hillary Clinton, hmmm, go figure. I ...

Advantage Clinton.

Advantage Clinton.
  by Charles M. Blow If trends hold and the parties’ front-runners become the parties’ nominees, November is going to be an epic election: a hobbled titan (Hillary Clinton) versus a mortally wounded one (the real estate developer). The upcoming contests only buttress the possibility that those two will be the last man and woman ...

Blacks Demand an Apology from Hillary Clinton

Blacks Demand an Apology from Hillary Clinton
NEW YORK UNSAFE FOR INVITEES   by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) For the Washington Post on Mother’s Day 1987 to describe me as “Mr. Civil Rights in the Courtroom” and for the black community to describe my pro bono work as the “People’s Attorney General” and the “Attorney at War,” I had to have ...

The Rex Effect pt. IV

The Rex Effect pt. IV
Why Endorsing Trump was a Mistake   by Pat Freeman During my 21 years of covering the Buffalo Bills I have always had a good professional relationship with most of their head coaches. This remains with Rex Ryan, but we have some very different opinions about whether or not he was the right hire for ...

Name Brand Fixation

Name Brand Fixation
Blacks like Nike, Newports, Lebron, Ciroc, Colt 45 and Clinton. One of these is Not Healthy     by Chris Stevenson Katrinna Martin Bordeaux, the founder of Buffalo’s Young Black Democrats of Western New York movement is the latest commentator to have made an interesting point to MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd at the Anchor Bar: “We ...

The Struggle Continues

The Struggle Continues
  by Karima Amin I received some good news last week. I was elated to learn that John Walker is no longer on lifetime parole. At first, I was in total shock. John’s life had been totally relegated, for nearly two decades, by a system that basically ignores the humanity of formerly incarcerated people. I ...

In Rememberance of 9/11/2001

In Rememberance of 9/11/2001
  by Alberta Parish The day the Twin Towers collapsed, snatching souls from the world through a single act of hatred, marked the beginning of the end of my innocence in the safety I had always known to be real. Nameless faces jumping to their deaths from the highest levels of buildings created a collective ...

What’s a Politician Cost?

What's a Politician Cost?
  by Bob Pelshaw The Washington Post article “How For-Profit Prisons Have Becomes The Biggest Lobby No One Is Talking About” published April 28, 2015 confirmed that Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO, the two largest for-profit prison companies, collectively have donated $10 million to politicians, not just Rubio, since 1989. They also spent ...

Lo’ The Democratic Rule-Changing Groups

Lo' The Democratic Rule-Changing Groups
  by Charles M. Blow There are two prominent features of the Democratic Party’s presidential selection process that are thoroughly undemocratic and undermine faith in the party: superdelegates (which favor Hillary Clinton) and caucuses (which favor Bernie Sanders). As the New York Times editorial board explained: “Superdelegates are party bigwigs — 712 Democratic leaders, legislators, ...

Easter Sunday 2016 Quiz

Easter Sunday 2016 Quiz
Religious Apartheid on the Plantation   by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) 1. Religious Liberty is guaranteed under the ____________ Amendment. 2. The Brawley family was entitled to be protected by the historic Bethany Baptist Church in Brooklyn under the ______________ Amendment. 3. “If you eat the king’s meat, you may [not] do the king’s ...