Planned attacks on Planned Parenthood

It is often said, “The first casualty when war comes is truth.” Actually, the first casualty of politics is truth. That’s particularly true when...

More Black denials than access to mortgages

The nation’s oldest minority professional real estate trade association recently held its 68th annual convention in Houston. Founded in July 1947, the National Association...

Auto financing consumer protection rollback begins

When it comes to public policy, most citizens tend to think in terms of what government can accomplish on their behalf. Multiple civil rights...

Environmental Protection Agency is out of control

Gone are the days when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was set up as an agency that would draw recruits from the civil rights...

#AllVotesMatter − Restoring the Voting Rights Acts

On the eve of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a federal appeals court...

Immigration is a problem without a cure

Immigration is at the top of the news on a daily basis. It is a major election issue for the race to the presidency....

Closing the achievement gap one child at a time

Thousands of pages have been written about “the achievement gap” − the fact that White kids score higher than either Black or Latino kids...

Amend Constitution to add the right to vote

On August 6, the Voting Rights Act, keystone of the civil rights movement, marked its 50th anniversary. This was an act, passed in the...

Here’s why I am Sandra Bland

Had I ever met Sandra Bland, I am sure I would have liked her. She is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced...

American veterans deserve better treatment

My mentor, the late Arthur A. Fletcher, said this: “If your life becomes so miserable that you want to commit suicide, just check into...

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