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Abortion Bill Up To Supreme Court

Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson may have cemented her an opportunity to become Louisiana’s first Black female governor, if she decides to run, thanks to her Republican colleagues in the House and Senate passing her highly controversial...

 

Russia: You're Not Welcome Anymore

Things are not going so well in the Russian republic, as it is embroiled in a conflict in Ukraine that, if not resolved soon, will seem like the war in Afghanistan was a picnic. That is because the people of Ukraine are giving the Russians at this mo...

 

Pence: "Not Taking That Ride"

I can’t wait for the movie to come out. Political movies like “All of the President’s Men”, where the nation learns just how Watergate played out and what led to Richard Nixon’s resignation, showed us the corrupt nature of American politics...

 

West Monroe's First Black Alderman, Rayville's Alderwoman

History was made in the city of West Monroe on March 26, 2022. On that Saturday, the first Black to hold representation on its city council as Alderman was elected by a majority vote. Local West...

 

Ukraine: Calm Before Storm

While America and the rest of the world go about their affairs, one should not forget that there is a devastating war going on in the nation of Ukraine. It’s been almost a month since Russia attacked the nation, as President Putin tried to rein in...

 

Walls Closing On Trump

Donald Trump may try to sound confident when he speaks in public or writes on his new social media site, but anyone who has been watching the former president, knows that his bark is worse than his bite. It is worse for his enemies and good for his s...

 

FlushGate

When news surfaced that former president, Donald Trump had taken records from the White House to his Florida Mar-a-Lago residence, people were shocked because no other president had done that before. Anything that is “a part” of the president’s...

 

Black Man Ok, Black Woman Not

When Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, there was no dissent amongst Republicans, male or female. They all sang the same tune that Barrett was “well qualified” to sit on the bench because she lined up with their judici...

 

Saving Souls

As someone who "has not been called" to preach the gospel of Jesus, but one who is also a member of the body of Christ, we are reminded to "preach" the gospel at every opportunity that we are given. In a nation where many people look at America as a...

 

Vaccines War

Republicans are in an uproar not seen since Donald Trump lost the election, as President Joe Biden seemingly has said "enough is enough". President Biden is going all out in an attempt to vaccinate as many Americans as humanly possible. Biden...

 

Impeachment Talk Meaningless

Republicans on Capitol Hill are calling for the impossible. In a run-up to 2022 to drum up support for a possible takeover, they are calling for President Joe Biden to be impeached. Never mind the fact that Republicans do not control Congress and...

 

Mocking God

It seems as if Republicans are having a come to Jesus moment, now that their latest ploy to derail the Biden administration's effort to vaccinate America is backfiring on them. For months, Republicans in Congress, in states, and in the media have...

 

Coronavirus: Stay on Guard

There seems to be a lot chatter going around that the nation is getting ready to really open up sometime in August. That's when school starts for many areas around the nation and there is the steady push to reopen many businesses that have been...

 

Critical Race Theory, Facing the Truth

There has been so much talk about what is “critical race theory” in this nation, where it is to the point, the definition of just what exactly it is, is not known. However, there is one thing about it that is undeniable and that, like the...

 

LA Governor Edwards Stands Ground on COVID Restrictions

A little over a week ago, the governors of Texas and Mississippi rescinded mask mandates in their states, which surprised other governors around the nation. Texas governor, Greg Abbott said that all businesses “of any type” are allowed to...

 

Shame on Republicans' "No" Vote on COVID Bill

Republicans in Congress and statehouses across the nation keep saying that they are for the “common man”, the guy who doesn’t sit at the same table with them. If that is the case, someone needs to explain why Republicans voted against...

 

Texas Taught Hard Lesson

Texas, “The Lone Star State”, is famous for its “can do alone” bragging rights, while fiercely claiming to want to be independent, was taught a big lesson during last week’s winter weather. Texas, a state where some of its conservative...

 

Texas Taught Hard Lesson

Texas, “The Lone Star State”, is famous for its “can do alone” bragging rights, while fiercely claiming to want to be independent, was taught a big lesson during last week’s winter weather. Texas, a state where some of its conservative...

 

Disrespect to Kamala Harris

As if religion or what it is supposed to mean scripturally, needs another black eye. Kamala Harris, just as Barack Obama has done, will stand in the annals of history in America until the nation ceases no more. As all things this side of the...

 

Trump's Acquittal

Ok, it’s over. No one was surprised at the outcome. Some might say, to borrow a word from ex-president Donald Trump, it was a “rigged” trial. Donald Trump is once again a “free man” to do what he has done since he arrived in the White House...

 

Disrespect To Kamala Harris

As if religion or what it is supposed to mean scripturally, needs another black eye. Kamala Harris, just as Barack Obama has done, will stand in the annals of history in America until the nation ceases no more. As all things this side of the...

 

Replay 2020 Insurrection in 2022

Some moderate Republican Senators suddenly want to come to the negotiating table to discuss President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Relief Plan, not with Democratic Senators, but with the president. Two are them are Utah Senator Mitt Romney and Maine Senator...

 

Forgetting Capitol Riot

It has been three weeks since the nation and the world witnessed just how far some Americans are willing to go when they don’t get their way. January 6 is a day that should be taught in schools across the nation to show the future of this nation...

 

Hail to New Chief

That loud and labored breath of air you just heard was the sigh of relief from several billion people in the world, knowing that Donald John Trump is no longer president of the United States. Yes billions, because it wasn’t just the millions of...

 

Did the Real America Reveal Itself?

January 6, a day that will live in infamy in the history of the United States. It will be a day that many here and around the world thought would never happen. What’s the old saying about saying “never”? In the span of several hours, the world...

 

New Year, Same Old Problems

Has anyone noticed anything different about 2021? No? I didn’t either. We may be in another decade of time, but we still have decades old problems that go on year after year. There is still no peace on Earth, even though every Dec. 25- 31, we say...

 

No Peace This Holiday Season

If Jesus “is the reason for the season”, then where is the peace? Nowhere to be found. Especially here in America. America, of all nations is not that bright city on a hill that we hear about when it comes to bringing people together from other...

 

He Will Leave

President Donald Trump is milking the last remaining days of his presidency for all that they are worth by doing his best to remain relevant in the minds of his supporters. With practically all of his lawsuits aimed at overturning the results of...

 

Defeat Kept Trump from Becoming Strongman

Presidential historians will record that President Donald Trump seemed to have a peculiar fascination with men whom we would label as authoritarians or strongmen when ruling their countries. Those individuals are ones who have complete authority...

 

Heroes

The word “hero” shouldn’t be taken lightly. We hear it often when someone has done a good deed for someone else, where that deed made a difference/change in their lives. We place special emphasis on the word when one person saves another...

 

Transition To Power Begins

The light that President Trump thought he saw at the end of his “election results lawsuits” tunnel, appears to have dimmed to a flicker, as funds for president-elect Joe Biden’s transition team have been approved. The head of the General...

 

Trump Presidency: End of An Era

The scriptures teach us that, “pride comes before a fall”, which is a lesson that one shouldn’t place so much emphasis on themselves as someone who claims to be a “self-made” individual. There is a modern-day expression that convey that...

 

The Day After

Many years ago, my wife Berniece and I took our children Nykeshia, Rashan and Avery on a trip to visit their aunt Virgie in Houston. They were at the age that they would rather hang around with their friends (pre-cell phone days) than with mom and...

 

GOP Deserting Trump

Has anyone noticed something different this time around as the 2020 presidential election nears? Four years after Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee, it was like a rebirth of conservatism in America, as those who proudly called t...

 

Big Court Fight Over Healthcare

By Eddie D. Gillis This may be the last gasp for Republicans to rid the nation of the Affordable Care Act, if as expected that Judge Amy Coney Barrett becomes the newest addition on the nation’s Supreme Court. Republicans have said that the ACA is...

 

A Lesson Learned?

Wow! Three days was all it took to bring President Trump back to life. The president spent three days in a Washington, D. C. hospital after the White House said he had contacted the coronavirus. Three days later the president is back in the White...

 

Will Trump Walk or Be Escorted from Office?

Much has been said and continues to be said in the media as to whether President Donald Trump will voluntarily leave the White House on Inaugural Day or will the Secret Service “assist” him out of the door. The Constitution is crystal clear that...

 

Highest Hypocrisy

One of the persons that we have been told over the years is, never to trust a used car salesman. This is not to bash people who sell used cars, but if a poll was taken, this writer is convinced that more than half of those asked would say,...

 

When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse

By Eddie D. Gillis When reports got out that President Donald Trump called the men/women in the military, some who made the ultimate sacrifice, “losers and suckers”, many probably thought that the president can’t say or do worse. Oh, how wrong...

 

Another Reason to Vote Blue

By Eddie D. Gillis As if Democrats and Independents need another reason to send President Trump back to Florida for a permanent retirement, what he said about the nation’s soldiers should seal the deal. There is a reported story in the media where...

 

One Choice In 2020

The 2020 presidential election is a mere 60 days away and there are some undecided voters out there who the media is telling the public, really can’t make up their minds for whom to vote. These are the so called “undecided”, the less than 10%...

 

Postmaster General Fails to Deliver

Postmaster Louis DeJoy sat before a House committee hearing Monday (Aug.24). He was given the opportunity to explain to the American people how the Postal Service has become an agency that has millions of Americans concerned. The post office under...

 

Trump's Big Postal Service Gamble

When Donald Trump ran for president back in 2016, he stated, boasting that he could walk down 5th Avenue, shoot someone and get away with it. No one really took Trump seriously, saying that was “Trump being Trump” and ignore the ramblings of some...

 

Demand Fair Share from Black Elected Officials

For too long Monroe, Ouachita Parish, and surrounding area Black elected officials have been elected to office by black citizens and folders for reasons other than true representation such as, being elected to office because they are educated,...

 

Biden/Harris Team Up in 2020 Election

Well, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sure kept the nation in suspense with regard to who his running mate would be in this fall's presidential election. California Senator...

 

No End in Sight For COVID-19

Whenever COVID-19, the coronavirus that has almost brought the world to a standstill finally goes away, the U.S. will have lost its standing as a nation combating pandemics. As other nations get somewhat of “a handle” on slowing down the virus,...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    July 9, 2020

Trump Going Down for Third Time

President Donald Trump sometimes likes to boast about his “robust” support from the black community and about what he “has done” for the black community. The president has black Americans like Herman Cain (has the virus) Diamond and Silk,...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    July 2, 2020

When Will the President Stand Up?

Someday historians will explain to us why President Trump had a relationship with our number one adversary that defied conventional wisdom. The president’s relationship and mannerism that he has exhibited with Russian President Vladimir Putin,...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    June 18, 2020

Implied Immunity, President's Health Big Questions

Can anyone out there tell me who has been given immunity from not being held accountable for their actions/words by God? No one? Adam, the first man created in God’s image was not immune from God’s punishment, nor was Eve when they violated...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    June 11, 2020

Drew Brees Talks Race Relations

By Eddie D. Gillis Has anyone noticed how quiet Republicans/conservatives has gotten since Saints quarterback Drew Brees has inserted himself in the flag kneeling National Anthem controversy? There has not been one Republican who has openly criticize...

 

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