How to win elections behind the ‘Cotton Curtain’

We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. King and a...

Yale University consigns a present-day monument to the past

Symbols matter. Whether these symbols are flags, icons or names on buildings, symbols are shorthand and they stand in for those core values we...

Leadership is silent on domestic terrorism

Twenty-two people died and more than 50 were injured when a terrorist jihadist released a bomb at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England...

Dissecting affirmative action rhetoric from reality

In a perfect America founded and operating on colorblind meritocracy, admission to selective institutions of higher learning, boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies and access...

Sen. McCain is a patriot and a man of honor

As Sen. John McCain battles against a brutal affliction, he has earned recognition as a man of honor. He has served his country, often...

My thoughts on the New Year lull

Certain characteristics are common to all living organisms. The shared need for rest pops into mind. Whether we label it rest, sleep, hibernation or...

The Obama leadership still matters

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama did not go into seclusion and act like the rest of the world did...

Black history still distorted after 400 years

According to some historians, “Afro-descendants” first entered these United States in 1619 off the coast of Virginia. ...

Hate crimes surge as Black churches burn

Though they were more than 100 years old, Greater Union Baptist Church, St. Mary Baptist Church and...

Injustice revealed and dramatized

Many know them as the Central Park Five, but filmmaker Ava DuVernay forces to us see the...

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