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Yale University consigns a present-day monument to the past

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 reject – and those we accept. After years of outcry, protests, and an act of glass-shattering vandalism, Yale University has recently announced that the name of the residential college commemorating John […]

Civil rights will suffer under Sessions

Civil rights will suffer under Sessions

Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate the department; a treasury secretary from Goldman Sachs who ran a home foreclosure factory. So when a White nationalist sympathizer, Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, was confirmed to be attorney general, […]

I’m not tired yet!


I’m not tired yet!


At church, we sing a song, “I’m Not Tired Yet,” that gives me the energy and the inspiration to persevere. Originally performed by The Mississippi Mass Choir, “I’m Not Tired Yet” allows you to leave your bed in the morning with a positive approach to the day, filled with a spirit of purpose, commitment and […]

Trump’s travel ban betrays American values


Trump’s travel ban betrays American values


As a Republican candidate running for the nation’s highest office, Donald Trump promised an enthusiastic crowd of supporters that in the wake of the San Bernardino, Calif. attack – a mass shooting perpetrated by an American citizen of Pakistani descent and his wife, a Pakistani national and lawful permanent resident – he would, as president, […]

It shouldn’t feel this way

It shouldn’t feel this way

I’ve seen my share of presidential campaigns and have been on both the winning and losing sides personally and in support of other candidates. I know the glow of excitement that lingers long after a successful campaign. I also know the deep and burning frustration and disappointment of having to make a concession speech, or […]

Trump’s minion prepares to gut consumer watchdog

Trump’s minion prepares to gut consumer watchdog

“Personnel is policy,” says Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs recently named to head President Trump’s National Economic Council. He got that right, and every working family should shudder that Trump – after railing against the corruptions of Goldman Sachs and other big banks in the campaign – has put six former Goldman […]

How to really make Black history

How to really make Black history

It’s that time again, y’all. Black History Month! The time of year when we celebrate our history. History has shown us what our ancestors have done, but we must take their victories to a higher level by building upon what they have done – not just talking about it. Articles coming This month willing, I […]

Trump should stop shady solar panel salespeople

Trump should stop shady solar panel salespeople

As a progressive who worked hard to help get Secretary Hillary Clinton elected, it is challenging for me to accept Donald Trump as president. But he won. At least for now, I have to make the best of a bad situation. Which means progressives like have to both resist the Trump administration’s odious policies, and […]

A break of faith

A break of faith

Not long ago, MSNBC was the first network I turned on in the morning and the last I turned off at night. As opportunities allowed, I was a loyal viewer throughout the day. I counted on it as a primary source of unbiased reporting and great discussions of issues of importance and interest to me. […]

Remembering Coretta Scott King, who moved America forward

Remembering Coretta Scott King, who moved America forward

Coretta Scott King died on Jan. 30, 2006.  Yet her legacy is very much alive as a coalition builder, a strategist and a moral voice that confronted detractors but insisted upon non-violent approaches, such as dialogue, protests and economic boycotts with the end goal of peaceful reconciliation. A second look at King’s legacy should go […]

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