When you educate a girl, you educate a nation

REP. FREDERICA S. WILSON GUEST COLUMNIST I am traveling soon with my colleagues to Nigeria, to meet some of the Chibok girls who were released after...

Trump trains his sights on affirmative action

Campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump argued that Blacks and other people of color should vote for him. Given their current conditions, he argued,...

Trump, Republicans ignore lessons of Noah

It is too soon to know the extent of the damage done by Hurricane Harvey. Estimates are that over a million people have been...

After Charlottesville, push for real reform

Racism, exposed once more in the terror visited on Charlottesville, Va., still scars America. Hundreds of neo-Nazis, White supremacists, Klansmen and other fervid racists gathered....

Recognizing a solemn anniversary

On August 6, our nation celebrated an auspicious anniversary that was largely overlooked and undervalued. One could justify overlooking this anniversary by saying, “Current...

Public policy after Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey did everything people said it would do, and more. It either drowned or swallowed everything it touched in Corpus Christi, Houston, Beaumont,...

The right side of Charlottesville

President Donald Trump usually is quick to share his immediate response to any event – usually on his preferred platform, Twitter. And he usually...

Trump’s delusions on police brutality are dangerous

Donald Trump often seems more shock jock than president. He likes to shock, say or tweet outrageous things and prove that he’s not just...

There’s too much at stake


My heart, condolences and prayers reach out to all affected by Hurricane Harvey. Generous estimates suggest recovery will extend for months and possibly years. These...

Black Church must be a light in this dark time

There is a cry in America that must be heard and addressed. Unfortunately, too many people won’t address this cry because it will cause...

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