America is being ‘Scrooged’

One of my favorite Christmas pas-times is looking through my television content guide and finding a scheduled airing of “A Christmas Carol” and tuning...

Fake math fuels Trump’s lousy tax reform

“Rightful taxation is the price of social order. In other words, it is that portion of the citizen’s property which he yields up to...

We must stop tolerating ‘condemning Blackness’

In 2011, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, executive director of the Schaumburg Center for Research in Black Culture, published his book, “The Condemnation of Blackness.”...

Why is terrorism still growing?

Not too long ago, Americans considered terrorism as some geopolitical ailment happening in the Third World.  But since September 11, 2001, our attitudes have...

What do we do after Charleston?

I am a native South Carolinian. Charleston is my maternal ancestral home. My great-grandmother was born during slavery. My great grandfather, I have been...

As Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to...

Race, gender and healing

Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been...

Trump cranks up Venezuela’s misery

President Trump apparently has decided that intervention in Venezuela’s agonies can help...

2020 Census crucial to Black America

A leadership gap, inadequate funding and staffing and a deliberate campaign to intimidate immigrants and communities of...

School vouchers are a failed experiment

School privatization has been a dismal failure, leaving students stranded in low-performing schools while transferring millions of...

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