Blackface is a flaunting of White privilege

As a Black student in overwhelmingly White schools in Louisiana, I faced my share of racial insults...

Betsy DeVos is unfit, unprepared, unworthy

Betsy “Devoid” (of good sense), also known as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is an aberration, an abomination,...

Ignorance does breed racism

By ignorance breeding racism, I’m really talking about how some families teach their children to hate certain...

What goes up must come down

There is much to object to about No. 45’s presidency – his hateful racial rhetoric, his attacks...

The UN should monitor Flint’s water

Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam – the international organization that works on world poverty issues – released a report...

Truth is coming to light

The Bible (John 8:32) tells us, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” It looks like a lot...

On ‘courtesy’ – Race, gender and Trump on defense

Courtesy flew out of the window in Washington parlance a long time ago. The minute a deranged congressman stood up and hollered, “You lie” at...

When you educate a girl, you educate a nation

REP. FREDERICA S. WILSON GUEST COLUMNIST I am traveling soon with my colleagues to Nigeria, to meet some of the Chibok girls who were released after...

Blacks, Latinos, women power Democratic victories


I’ve always drawn a measure of comfort from watching and listening to ‘grandmother’-type clocks. There’s something soothing about the consistent tic-tic-tic of the clock...

It’s no surprise and there’s no doubt

I’ve never witnessed it. It’s only been reported to me by those present to experience it. It’s an open secret that is made no...

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