Black women are making us proud

We’re not so far from a time when Black people were denied the right to vote. These dismal times perpetuated slave-era subjugation of our...

National Urban League mourns Simeon Booker’s death

For many decades, including during my years as mayor of New Orleans, Jet magazine ran a column of happenings from around the country called...

Time to hook Black women up

Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) did not have to win his battle against accused sexual molester and Republican candidate Roy Moore in the epic battle...

Yes, we are Americans, too

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have had dreadful impact upon millions. There are those, like No. 45, who believe that there has been an...

A son of Birmingham becomes its mayor

In our nation’s history, Birmingham, Ala., will forever be tied to some of the most troubling and tragic imagery of the civil rights movement...

Trump traffics in race and diversion

  President Trump has a knack for diverting attention from his failures, often using race as the vehicle. So when Sen. John McCain came out...

Let’s talk about White-on-Black crime

However one might search, there’s no rationalization that can support the inhumanity of the Las Vegas shootings. For the sake of our children, it’s...

Fake math fuels Trump’s lousy tax reform

“Rightful taxation is the price of social order. In other words, it is that portion of the citizen’s property which he yields up to...

Just wake me when it’s over

Remember that song by both the Supremes and the Four Tops – “Wake Me When It’s Over?” The singers felt like they were having...

Dick Gregory prepared me to write about the seen and unseen

The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Sept.16 at the City of Praise church in Landover, Md., was over seven hours of...

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