Reversing The ‘Don’t Forgive The Sinner, But Forgive The Religion’ Philosophy     by Chris Stevenson Shunning is religion’s last link to the Dark Ages. While it may be a policy in more than a few sects, not many churches actively enforce it. The reason is simple, normal people just feel awkward implementing or practicing […]

Where Slavery Thrived, Inequality Rules Today

  by Gloria Dulan-Wilson The tragedy of the article I’m sharing with you on this link is that this is not new news to us – we who were/are the victims of slavery, know all too well the seriousness of post traumatic slave syndrome in it’s physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional incarnations. We see it […]

Michael Brown

A sense of Tragedy too often repeated   Charles M. Blow The killing of Michael Brown has tapped into something bigger than Michael Brown. Brown was the unarmed 18-year-old black man who was shot to death Saturday (9/9/14) by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo. There are conflicting accounts of the events that led to the […]

Remembering Geronimo ji Jaga Pratt

  by Karima Amin Every year during the month of August, Prisoners Are People Too, Inc. devotes a program to the existence of political prisoners in the USA. While this government has patently denied the presence of political prisoners on these shores, the fact remains, there are political prisoners in America and we have taken […]

Bail Fund for Ramsey Orta at Carver Federal Savings Bank

  by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. A bail fund for Ramsey Orta was established to secure his immediate release as a “hostage” from the New York Department of Correction. The “ransom” is Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00). While Rev. Al Sharpton was in Ferguson, MO, with no one attending the store, I chose to become the […]

A “Message” to my Sisters & Brothers in #Ferguson, MO

  by Zachary Husser Dear Beloved, The showing of a video saying it’s Mike Brown taking cigarillos has nothing to do with murder of the 18 year old young man! We shall not be sidetracked by films nor no information about the death for seven days! Nothing is going to take Us off focus from […]

Press Release: Downtown Stadium Update

    Press Release: August 15, 2014 Contact: George Hasiotis, Partner Greater Buffalo Sports & Entertainment Complex, LLC 716/553-6557 “GBSEC, in Exchanges with Prospective Bills’ Buyers, Moving Forward on Plans for Outer Harbor Complex” A Representative of GBSEC, LLC announced today that the company has engaged in a significant exchange of information, including face to […]

A Black Political Convention in New York?

  by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. The Freedom Party and United African Movement will sponsor an interim political convention on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in honor of Hon. Marcus Garvey at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Classon and Franklin) in Brooklyn. Take the “C” train to Franklin Avenue. Specific information will be […]

‘Impeachment Lite’

  Charles M. Blow Rather than getting on with the country’s business and focusing solely on can’t-wait issues before they jet out of town this weekend — like the unfinished bill to fix veterans’ health care and the stalled bill to deal with the humanitarian crisis of Central American children arriving at the border — […]

The Final Arguments to Support the Outer Harbor Stadium Complex Proposal

  by Pat Freeman The momentum to overturn 40 years of bad decisions in regards to a downtown stadium is now moving to their final arguments. When the campaign to accomplish this historic project started many doubted that an endeavor of this magnitude would gain traction in Western New York. Well the effort to educate, […]

Let’s Stop Describing Ourselves as ‘Minorities’

  by Hope E. Ferguson My Thing Is: This increasingly inaccurate term for people who don’t identify as white suggests powerlessness and has outlived its utility. Can we agree to give it up? It’s already been two years since May 2012, when we learned that for the first time, U.S. babies born to parents who […]

Was Tony Saying What Many People Think Regarding Sam?

    by Zachary Husser Dear Family of Friends, Former NFL-coach Tony Dungy’s position is what is said in the closed conversations of most professional locker rooms. The NFL has put in rule legislation that penalizes other NFL Players if “they” don’t come through with positive comments about Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL […]