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June 2014

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Putin’s Periscope

      by Chris Stevenson After months of ogling over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s selfies and memes of him hunting, wrestling alligators, driving F1 race cars and flying fighter jets, the American right are…




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Leid and Maddox Discuss “Central Park 7”

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. This discussion starts with a fundamental question for persons of African ancestry: May I Speak? Everyone, for example, is not qualified to speak on the “Central Park 7.”…


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On Dirty Dick and His Daughter

Part-3 of Playthell’s series on Iraq     by Playthell Benjamin The scathing editorial criticizing President Obama’s foreign policy on the editorial page of the June 18, edition of the Wall Street Journal, “The Collapsing…


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Success + Success = More Success

for Prisoners Are People Too   by Karima Amin It’s been said that June is a month chock full o’ celebrations…weddings, graduations, proms, Juneteenth, Black Music Month, summer solstice…and the list goes on. June 1…


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On Crime And Religion

Questioning the Necessity and Rationality of fighting wars started by Ancient Wild People     by Chris Stevenson I do not imply the ancient men of old lacked morals or character. But it seems there…


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Religious Literalism

by Charles M. Blow I am both shocked and fascinated by Americans’ religious literalism. One Gallup report issued last week found that 42 percent of Americans believe “God created humans in their present form 10,000…



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Are Blacks Mentally Ill?

Yes!                 by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. If we are to get correct answers, we must raise hard questions. I am aware that hard questions are routinely kept…