As our nation wages a war against Iraq and is anxiously preoccupied with terrorism around the world, the Bush Administration and congressional leaders are still waging a radical budget war against children here at home.
So, I turn to the mother and on the sly, I inquire about the ages of her children. The girl’s four and the boy’s nine. She then goes on to compliment her son for his patience today because when they first entered the store he asked if it was only a woman’s store.
It can be difficult and, indeed, seem far-fetched to give any sort of benefit of the doubt to drug-dealing thugs who poison their people and think nothing of pulling a knife or drawing a gun on anyone who gets in their way (or whom they simply don’t like). Such desperados in general,…
One topic that is getting a lot of attention these days is, “What does leadership mean in the Black community?” Recently, I have heard comments like, “Who is a leader?” or “She is not my leader” or “He doesn’t speak for me.” So, I thought I would toss this notion around this week and see where it lands.
Years ago, African Americans couldn’t vote. After a long and bitter struggle, we won the right to vote and to elect people to represent our interests. Yet, we have never held those who we helped to elect accountable for representing the interests of African Americans.
We are now at war. Why? Because the president of the United States invented the monstrous lie that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction more dangerous than those held by other countries and that they are so formidable they threaten not only countries in the Middle East,…
Before the United States could target Iraq with its first Tomahawk cruise missile, a handful of companies all with strong Republican ties were already lined up at the government trough to see how they could divide up to $100 billion for post-war reconstruction.
Everyone who thought absolutely anyone would be an improvement on Jesse Ventura’s tenure governing Minnesota can think again: they didn’t reckon on Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has announced that despite the state’s astronomical deficit, he will provide a minimum of an additional $1 billion for transportation over five years.