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December 2016


Trump Administration Not Normal

  by Charles M. Blow This is my last column of the year. In 2015, my last column was a roundup of the year’s biggest social justice stories as ranked by intellectuals and activists. I…


In Loving Memory of My Parents

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) Last week, “Jeopardy,” a quiz show, had a question on Maulana Karenga, the Creator of Kwanzaa. The question on the show was about his date of birth….


How to Save Money This Holiday Season

    by ANN BROWN This holiday season, Americans are expected to spend $830 on Christmas gifts, according to a recent Gallup poll. That is a significant increase from the $720 spent last year (2014)….





Trump’s ‘Monster’s Ball’

    by Charles M. Blow If you’ve been in a funk over the results of this election: Buck up. It’s over. Dry the tears, push back against the malaise, burn away the fog and…



“Black Robes: White Justice”

    by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) Mayor John Lindsay appointed attorney Bruce Wright to the Criminal Court of the City of New York in February 1970. After the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association observed that…