Ohioans lose millions to loan fees

Despite a landslide voter decision in 2008 to cap payday lending rates at 28 percent, the state’s small-dollar, high-cost lending has continued to grow...

We can’t allow the 2016 federal elections to stand

We now know beyond all doubt that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. elections to help Donald J. Trump and certain Republican congressional candidates...

A reversal of fortune

Does it hurt more to have a disappointment occur without expectation, or to be able to anticipate a disappointment and see it materialize? When...

White women can’t speak for me

“Ain’t I a woman?” railed Sojourner Truth. “I have ploughed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t...

Why Warren should be Clinton’s VP

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, is now sorting out her pick for her running mate and potential vice president. She’s...

Is there any decency left?

During the 2016 campaign, our 45th president once promised that he would be “so presidential that it will be boring.” If only. Instead, he has...

Trump administration charts a course to criminal injustice  

Dear Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the 20th century called. It wants its failed, heavy-handed criminal justice policies back. In a throwback to the George W....

Extraordinary sisters deserve praise

For the past 13 years, I’ve worked almost exclusively for Black women and their families. That means I spend my time working for our...

Some Black Republican surrogates need a permanent timeout

I am really getting fed up with the constant drumbeat of criticism of Donald Trump’s campaign, especially the criticism coming from Black Republicans. They seem...

American democracy requires investigation of foreign influences

The first few days Donald Trump’s presidency have seen what may be the beginning of the end of the Affordable Care Act, an average...

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