It May Be 2017, But Our Problem is Still the Color Line

Friday, September 8, 2017 || By Rev. Dr. Regi Ratliff || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Featured Image: Protesters at during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. carrying Confederate flags, Gadsden flags, and a Nazi flag. | Antony Crider/Wikipedia

ratliffIn his 1903 book, “The Souls of Black Folk,” noted author W.E.B Du Bois (pictured below) opined that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” If we’re to mend this society’s brokenness, we must deal with this concept of the color line and the pivotal role Du Bois assigned it in African and human history.

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Breaking: Congressman Says He’s Not Attending Trump Inauguration

Thursday, January 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (7th) won’t be attending the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, according to a statement put out by the Congressman’s office today. “After giving serious thought and consideration, I have determined to follow the recommendation of a majority of my constituents who have called,” Davis said in the statement, … Continue reading Breaking: Congressman Says He’s Not Attending Trump Inauguration

OPINION: After a Perilous Election, A Nation in Peril

Friday, November 18, 2016 || By Rev. Dr. Regi Ratliff || OPINION  With the shocking victory by Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, one must wonder how Trump pulled off this improbable victory. Was the voting system rigged? Did Russia have anything to do with the results from behind the scenes? Saturday Night Live performed monologues of all three debates, including a one-liner from Clinton’s character: … Continue reading OPINION: After a Perilous Election, A Nation in Peril