The homeless have souls too, in case you forgot

It’s the first of the month. You’re working a part-time job, raising four kids on your own,...

Toward a living wage

It is unfathomable that the $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage has not been increased in more...

School vouchers are a failed experiment

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

Please don’t take Trump’s bait

If you truly want to make America great, you must turn down Trump’s help to divide us.

The back-to-school blues

Back-to-school season has officially kicked off. Students in their new uniforms, shoes and backpacks crowd the hallways...

Black families still denied access to home loans

In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word...

What shall we do now?

There are few surprises in Washington, D.C., politics. We’ve been reduced to exhausting ourselves determining when this administration is being hyperbolic, using “alternative facts”...

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....

Trump trains his sights on affirmative action

Campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump argued that Blacks and other people of color should vote for him. Given their current conditions, he argued,...

Heroes, prayers and condolences are not enough

If not for the courage of the first responders and the heroism of private citizens such as Jonathan Smith, a 30-year-old father of three...

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