Convene a national commission on race and poverty

When America’s founders wrote the Constitution, Blacks were considered three-fifths human. In a compromise at the constitutional convention, the U.S. Constitution was written to...

From one generation to another

REV. AUNDREIA ALEXANDER TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE On August 10, the day after the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, I was arrested along with more than 50...

Questions for the presidential candidates

Bye, bye Biden.  The vice president who might have given the honorable Hilary Clinton a run for her money has concluded that the timing...

The truth? ‘Separate and impoverished’

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have...

We must fight for environmental justice

The civil rights movement in the United States identified a long list of issues that were broadly considered the historical and contemporary evidence of...

Banks caught redlining Black communities

The old adage, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’ seems somehow an apt description for what a growing number of...

Why calling Black Lives Matter ‘anti-police’ won’t work

It has been both interesting and unsettling to watch the attacks from the political right on the Black Lives Matter movement, and the larger...

A ‘feral child?’ A racist fool

I was preparing to write a column on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement that President Obama wants to fast track through...

Happy birthday to Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.

Seventy-five years ago, a freedom fighter was born in Greenville, S.C. His name is Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. I will say something about this...

How to revitalize families when children are involved

Recently, I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a pastors’ forum in Atlanta, Ga. The organization that held the event was...

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