Category Archive: Editorial

Feb 10

AARP: You earned straight answers from candidates on Social Security, Medicare AARP: You earned straight answers from candidates on Social Security, Medicare

By Jeff Johnson Florida famously has the highest percentage of residents age 65+ in America. More than 3 million get health care coverage through Medicare, and 3.7 million are receiving the Social Security benefits they earned. But during Florida’s recent Republican presidential primary, Floridians 50+ only got brief glimpses of the candidates’ stand on strengthening …

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Feb 02

Obama Channels Al Green to Victory this November

by C. A. Jude Stewart Had the good fortune two weeks ago, to witness history (political and musical) at the Apollo Theatre during a splendid visit back home to NYC & my beloved Hudson River Valley-West Point region (a/k/a, the American Rhine). Everybody knows (or at least heard of) the Apollo, named after the Greek …

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Feb 02

The Gantt Report

By Lucius Gantt A Devilfish is a creature that buries itself in the mud and sand on the floors of some seas. When a fish swims nearby that the Devilfish doesn’t like, the Devilfish exposes it’s venomous spine and poisons everything around it. Mike Fish is an investigative reporter for ESPN.com. After listening to white …

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Feb 02

Florida Election Law Calculated Attack on Voting Rights

By Gayle Andrews Tampa—Hundreds of Floridians packed a Hillsborough County courtroom for an unprecedented hearing on changes to Florida’s election law passed last spring by the Republican dominated Florida legislature. The first ever field hearing on legislation that critics say dramatically alters voter participation and actually suppresses minority votes was conducted by US Senator Dick …

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Feb 02

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: KNOW BEFORE YOU OWE

By William Reed Dez Bryant provides a good economic example of what is happening to Blacks across America. In heavy debt after leveraging his first-year salary to pay for “bling-lifestyle” amenities, during the National Football League (NFL) lockout, the 24-year-old wide receiver had to turn to payday lenders to help him keep up his game. …

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Jan 27

The Gantt Report: A Wing and a Prayer

By Lucius Gantt Back in Slavery Days, there were hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of brave Black men and women that resisted the exploitation, the abuse and the oppression of wicked slave masters. Those fearless men and women would constantly seek to live their lives as free citizens. They would plot and plan 24/7 to …

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Jan 19

The Gantt Report: Martin Luther King Was A Convict

By Lucius Gantt The barbeque smoke permeated the Black community air on Martin Luther King’s birth date in 2012. Some people golfed, some were boating and many people participated in symbolic marches where they locked arms on one side with closet Klansmen and on the other side with neo-Nazis and walked a couple of blocks …

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Jan 13

The Gantt Report: Thank God for Michelle Obama

By Lucius Gantt Sometimes President Barack Obama seems to have eyes but cannot see. Fortunately, God blessed him with a wife that would watch his back! There are some very different things going on in the Obama reelection campaign compared to what happened on the 2008 campaign trail for the President. Most notably, many of …

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Jan 13

Is the Theory of Evolution Racist?

It is more than obvious that we still live in a racist society. Even with an African American President, our country is still struggling with the “race issue”. It is no surprise that people of color are underrepresented in fields like science and engineering; this is merely a reflection of the fact that we live …

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Jan 13

America’s Longest Ongoing War: The ‘Race’ War on Drugs

By John W. Whitehead “The drug war is not to protect the children, save the babies, shield the neighborhoods, or preserve the rain forests. The drug war is a violent campaign against black men and by extension the black family, among many others.”— Wilton D. Alston, “How Can Anyone Not Realize the War on (Some) …

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