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...

Extra ordinary sisters deserve praise

“By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim, by allowing our movie and television screens to teach...

There’s bipartisan energy for HBCUs

From the time Alma Adams (D-NC) was elected to Congress in 2014, she was committed to making a difference. One of her early acts...

Tight election results show importance of voting

“Eight days after Bloody Sunday, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to a joint session of the Congress and made one of the most meaningful speeches...

Extraordinary sisters deserve praise

For the past 13 years, I’ve worked almost exclusively for Black women and their families. That means I spend my time working for our...

Improve Black women’s access to reproductive healthcare

I’ve been a practicing OB/GYN for nearly 15 years, long enough to see patient after patient struggle through the web of systemic barriers that...

Budgeting in the bayou and beyond

Being a daughter of Louisiana, I often read about what’s going on in my state. I came across the advice of a student who...

Reflecting reality on and off the silver screen

If the 90th Academy Awards are any indication, Hollywood appears determined to flip the proverbial script and rewrite longstanding cinematic wrongs. From historic firsts...

Home-grown reactionaries are greatest threat to elections

This month, we once again gathered in Selma, Ala., to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” the March 7, 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that...

Black (immigrant) Lives Matter

We are long overdue for a discussion about immigration as it relates to Black immigrants, especially as the Trump administration clamors to end legal...

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