[caption id="attachment_25158" align="alignleft"]Author outside of the St. Luke Theatre[/caption]Sistahtime–hanging out with my girrrrlfriends–is always quality time. But when I get to hang out with my real sister, it’s the bomb—in the words of MasterCard, “priceless.”
A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ), “Billionaires Put Their Stamp on Campaign,” makes it clear that we are watching a new political era in the United States–an era of Big Bucks Politics. If you don’t have millions in your coffers, or rich friends, get out of the proverbial political kitchen, because money is the fuel driving political elections today.
[caption id="attachment_24638" align="alignleft"]Ervin D. Fowlkes Sr. in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on May 3rd, 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest.[/caption]Editor’s note: McFarlane Media and Insight News salute Dr. Irma McClaurin, Insight’s Culture and Education Editor. McClaurin’s column entitled “A Black mother weeps for America: Stop killing our Black sons!” won highest honors for Insight News, 1st Place – Best in Nation for Column Writing – at last week’s Black Press of America annual convention in Detroit. National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary, and presented awards in 16 categories to member publications for stellar, exemplary work in newspaper journalism. More on other winners and the convention next week. Here we reprint McClaurin’s award winning column.
[caption id="attachment_23487" align="alignleft"]canstockphoto[/caption]The conclusion reached at the end of the recent federal probe on the Ferguson Police department should come as no surprise: a culture of bias exists in the Ferguson Police department. According to the Wall Street Journal, “…the Justice Department probe concluded…Police in Ferguson routinely violated the civil rights of the city’s Black residents.”