Sunday, June 20, 2021

Commentary

by Curtis Weathers -- First, let me congratulate Tennessee legislators for the hard work they did last week in a special session that produced desperately needed support for our students and teachers in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.  In addition...
by Linda S. Wallace --  When we remain silent, hate and rebellion spread with fury like stage four cancer. Ultimately, it seeks to win by killing its host. Try as we might, we can’t wish cancer away. Getting mad at the...
I am known to be an optimist, some might even say naively so. I prefer the word pairing of “idealistic pragmatist” or “pragmatic idealist,” whichever floats your boat. As a turbulent Trump presidency has metastasized into an insurrectionist assault on...
The Jan. 6 assault on the nation’s Capitol was a colossal failure of leadership and responsibility on numerous fronts, and has left our country as divided as ever. It was an event for the ages. Literally, at the behest of America’s...
by Sophia A. Nelson --  Life is 100 percent about the choices that we make. And most of the time, we as Black people make choices out of necessity, out of obligation, and regrettably sometimes out of desperation. If we want...
It made perfect sense to me. With COVID-19, African Americans have had higher infection rates, hospitalization rates and death rates. In fact, according to a recent report from the Shelby County Health Department, 59 percent of coronavirus deaths in...
by Curtis Weathers -- First, let me congratulate and welcome our nation’s new designated Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona. We celebrate the Biden administration’s choice, which needs approval by the U.S. Senate, for this very important position and I’m sure...
by Linda S. Wallace -- Dear Cultural Coach: “I am one of four biracial children in my family. My grandfather and I were doing an essay on the state of Black youths in America. I brought the question to my grandfather,...
by Curtis Weathers -- Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs will begin her new tenure as president of LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) Jan. 5. She will be the college’s 13th president and brings more than 25 years of higher education experience to the job...
It is just another walk on just another day until my dog, Gabby, and I pass a high, wooden backyard fence, where three snarling dogs grow tired of captivity and push open the gate. The escapees head straight for Gabby,...