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February 2016

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“The Released”

  by Karima Amin Sadly, some of us have a bad habit of ostracizing and marginalizing people who don’t fit our opinions of who is beautiful, good, acceptable, and worthy of our respect, humanity, and…


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What Is Child Abuse?

REALLY?     by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Hello All: Well, I’m going to start this week off with a rather serious note – actually a carry over from a news item that was played over and…


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Machiavellianism Fuels White Supremacy

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) If President Abraham Lincoln had freed the slaves under the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, he in effect, had freed no one for jurisdictional reasons. The 1863 Emancipation Proclamation…




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Flint’s Poisoned Water

  by Charles M. Blow In November, I was the guest speaker at the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan’s annual dinner. Before I spoke, the group called to the stage a longtime investigative journalist…


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Hail and Farewell!

President Obama on the State of the Union   by Playthell Benjamin President Obama leaves the Washington scene as he entered: A brilliant and humane visionary promoting policies that will benefit Americans and the world….