Policing has its roots in slave-catching. To change it, we must change that legacy | Opinion

BY: - March 12, 2023

By Terrence A. Alladin The beating of Tyre Nichols by five Black police officers of the Memphis Police Department is a racial problem. The fact that Tyre Nichols is a Black man and that the five police officers are Black men does not diminish the effect that race played in this awful incident. Nichols was […]

Then-President Jimmy Carter came to Kansas for a 1978 rally featuring John Carlin, a candidate for governor, and Senate candidate Bill Roy. (Submitted by John Carlin)

The Panama Canal Treaties were Carter’s biggest foreign policy win | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 9, 2023

They were not only Carter’s greatest achievement, they were a great achievement of a very different America.

Replica of the United States Bill of Rights (Getty Images).

By any measure, liberal democracy is superior. Here’s why | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 7, 2023

The lead article in the latest edition of Harper’s Magazine is a four-way discussion of the topic, “Is Liberalism Worth Saving?” The forum presents a broad array of American elite opinion: Patrick Deneen, a post-liberal right-wing critic; Francis Fukuyama, a mainstream left-liberal who once called our system the end of history; Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, a […]

The exterior view of the Bethel African American Methodist Episcopal Church at 125 S. 6th St. in Philadelphia. Breton, William L., circa 1773-1855 Artist via the Library of Congress, World Digital Library.

A brief history of the Black church’s diversity, and its vital role in our politics | Analysis

BY: - February 6, 2023

The image of the Black church as the nation's moral conscience has always been a complicated matter


Teach Black history — don’t ban it | Opinion

BY: - February 5, 2023

Politicians fire teachers and ban books, but more and more Americans are standing up against this effort to erase our history.


What’s behind the attack on Black history? Fear, of course | John L. Micek

BY: - February 2, 2023

There always has been a corrosive element of know-nothingism in our politics. Now, we're plumbing new depths of cruelty.

Martin Luther King Selma March

Dr. King’s ‘Road Ahead’ — and what it means to one Pa. community | Charles D. Allen

BY: - January 16, 2023

Our commemoration committee invites you to be part of this celebration as we seek to unite our Carlisle Community in truth and love.

Area veterans spend the day together, touring the monuments in Washington, D.C., during a trip sponsored by Honor Flight Pittsburgh. The 100% volunteer nonprofit, founded in Pittsburgh in 2016, is part of a national organization that began in 2005 (Herald-Standard photo).

Honor Flight Pittsburgh: Serving veterans in a meaningful way | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 21, 2022

Twice a year, the nonprofit takes veterans to Washington D.C. to visit monuments and share their experiences.

Heart Mountain towers at the end of “F” Street, the main thoroughfare of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center.(Tom Parker / National Archives at College Park, public domain)

Let’s not whitewash the racism from American history | Opinion

BY: - December 11, 2022

It’s true that 125,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were forced from their homes and businesses.

Replica of the United States Bill of Rights (Getty Images).

The 13th Amendment didn’t end slavery – but it did fuel mass incarceration | Michael Coard

BY: - December 6, 2022

Black people are still being enslaved in 21st century America. This is how

President John F. Kennedy (Library of Congress photo).

JFK’s Thanksgiving wish: That we’re ‘humbly grateful’ for what brings us together

BY: - November 24, 2022

Fifty-nine years ago, on Nov. 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed this Thanksgiving proclamation. Little more than two weeks later, on Nov. 22, 1963, he lost his life to an assassin’s bullet during a trip to Dallas, Texas. Nearly sixty years later, with the nation trying to healing from the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]


National Day of Mourning: The suppressed speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James, Wampanoag

BY: - November 24, 2022

For indigenous Americans, Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration. This is what they lost.