What is ‘Black Constitutional Patriotism?’

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “…we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote...

Does any candidate deserve the Black vote?

Michelle Alexander, the brilliant author of “The New Jim Crow,” writes in The Nation magazine that Hillary Clinton does not “deserve” the Black vote. She...

Don’t be fooled by Trump’s attack on Bush 43

Something weird happened on February 13 at the Republican debate in South Carolina. Donald Trump went after Jeb Bush over the record of his brother,...

The Republican primary’s poisonous legacy 

With last week’s primary in New Hampshire, this year’s momentous presidential contest has now begun in earnest. At last, the political world has actual...

We continue to play decisive roles?

I listen to the news about the 2016 presidential election religiously. What amazes me is that so many have just discovered that Blacks and...

Maurice White, American music’s ‘shining star,’ is gone

Every man has a place In his heart there’s a space And the world can’t erase his fantasies Take a ride in the sky...

Black quarterbacks held to a different standard 

In an error-filled game in which neither star quarterback played particularly well, Cam Newton’s team lost Sunday to the Denver Broncos 24-10. Even so,...

Leading the march toward criminal justice

Bryan Stevenson’s inspiring and best-selling book “Just Mercy” shares some of the fruits of his lifelong fight to push our nation closer to true...

Black dollars don’t make sense 

Bernie Sanders raised $20 million with the average donation being just $27.  What is wrong with Black folks? For decades, conscious Black leaders have cajoled,...

Flint’s man-made tragedy

“It’s all just poison now,” Annette Williams, a grandmother of three in Flint, Mich., told a reporter while gazing at the Flint River, which...

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