Insight News

Nov 21st


Majesty and misery: The richness of lift every voice

When I learned that Senator Dianne Feinstein would be charged with the inaugural arrangements I prayed. I prayed that our San Francisco sister would be as sensitive, as I was, to the moment and the meaning of the Negro National Anthem and to the possibility that the San Francisco Boys and Girls Choir might sing that song.

‘Racist’ cartoon: New York Post endangers president and community

NEW YORK (NNPA) - A political cartoon published by the New York Post on Wednesday, Feb. 18, has many alleging the newspaper promotes blatant racism. The cartoon that ran in the newspaper’s “Page Six” section features two white police officers who have gunned down a chimpanzee in a pool of blood.

Letter to the editor

MinnPost recently published an article titled "Are foreclosures helping north Minneapolis?" in which CM Samuels and I were quoted. Clearly, this has not sat well with at least some people. I must say I object to the MinnPost article's title, but I feel quite strongly that its content - telling the story of a Hawthorne resident and the vision of the Ackerberg Group, not to mention a wonderfully informative historical sidebar - was, in my mind, impeccable.

Connecting the bridge to nowhere to the new reality

Taxpayers around the globe have paid over $13 trillion (more than a quarter of the gross global product) to bail out financial, insurance and other organizations as well as investors. Was this global crisis — which with each passing hour is casting millions of Americans out of their jobs, out of their homes, and into a deep well of debt — truly inevitable?

Economic crisis puts children at risk

Economic crisis puts children at riskIn the middle of all the headlines and 24-hour news reports about the economic crisis, one critical story is just beginning to be told. Four days after Christmas, the Washington Post ran this article: "Child Neglect Cases Multiply As Economic Woes Spread." In the article, area child welfare workers talked about the noticeable rise in the number of child abuse and neglect investigations.

Putting Ebony in its proper place

A Black American icon, the Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) is struggling to survive in the modern media landscape. Editorial reorganizations are occurring at Ebony and JET magazines. The question is: Will the changes have any impact among African Americans and their modern-day mindsets?

Globalization not new; look at slave trade

Globalization - or the ability of many people, ideas and technology to move from country to country - is not new. In Africa, it was initiated by the slave trade and given impetus by colonialism and Christian missionaries. The early missionaries saw African culture and religion as a deadly adversary and as an evil that had to be eliminated. In 1876, a 27-year-old missionary named Mary Slessor emigrated from Scotland to spend the rest of her life in Nigeria. For her efforts in trying to convert the people of Nigeria, Mary Slessor’s photograph appears on Scotland’s ten pound note, and her name can be found on schools, hospitals and roads in Nigeria.
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