Letter to the Editor

Trump’s race-based view of monuments

Not long after the violence over Robert E. Lee’s statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump went to great lengths to declare the beauty and importance

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Our ancestors had all the right stuff

This letter is in reference to an absolutely awesome experience I recently encountered, and can’t wait to share with everyone, especially my fellow African Americans.

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NAACP report on air pollution misses the mark
The health of African-American communities is a genuine cause for concern in our country, but attacking the natural gas and oil industry is the wrong approach and detracts from the ...
Gen. Kelly is not man enough to apologize to Rep. Wilson
By Oscar H. Blayton Guest Columnist It is not easy to admit when you are wrong. But the mark of the character of a man is when he can do so. ...
Because he was an Eagle Scout, media loves a white man who gunned down two Black men in Louisiana
We’ve seen this story before: a Black person is murdered by a police officer and the media becomes obsessed with finding out everything and anything about the victim’s background to ...
Americans’ rights to stand up against Big Banks
In Proverbs 31:9, the Bible encourages leaders to “speak up and judge fairly” and “defend the rights of the poor and needy.” And now, our Senators in Washington have been ...
Open letter to Our Leaders!
To President Donald J. Trump: To Vice President Michael R. Pence: To U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell: To Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: To Congressman Cedric Richmond: Robert E. Lee stated that he would not ...
Rising chronic disease rates portend unsustainable costs
Twelve percent of Americans suffer from five or more chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. This fraction of the population accounts for 41 percent of ...
Will ‘nones’ make America more liberal?
The steady retreat of religion in America may shift politics to the left. Surveys find that young Americans who say their faith is “none” generally hold humane progressive values, ...
Decreasing healthcare, losing Medicaid expansion in La. is risky, life-threatening
There are very few things, if any, more important in life than our health. As such, it’s important that we as Louisiana residents are mindful of the gains we’ve made ...

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