COMMENTARY

Georgia Republicans want to include police as protected minority in newest proposed Hate Crime Law despite protests

With just a few days left in the Georgia General Assembly, state Senate Republicans had mostly ‘ a take it or leave it’ position and is, in essence, daring Georgia voters to vote them out in November. Georgia Republicans continue to be resistant in passing a serious Hate Crime Law, as the Senate Judiciary Committee...

The Black Church Faces an Atypical Crisis

Lisa Olivia Fitch, Editor in Chief, Our Weekly News NNPA NEWSWIRE — Blacks in the U.S. have been disproportionately affected during the pandemic. Although African Americans only compose 6 percent of the population in the state of California, Blacks comprise 10.6 percent of the COVID-19 deaths. This has been attributed to the fact that a...

We Need a Whole New Plan for Black Voters in the South

By  Nse Ofun CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST (NY TIMES) ATLANTA — I talk with black voters every day, and what I hear keeps me up at night. Their faith in the political system is being eroded by voter suppression and the government’s negligent response to the pandemic. It breaks my heart that even black women at church...