A brand-new problem for Republicans

During the past year, we have watched monumental change take place all over the world; not just in terms of democracy, but in terms...

Jackie Robinson and the cost of racism

Another baseball season has opened,
and with it, Major League Baseball’s
annual homage to Jack Roosevelt
Robinson, more popularly known as Jackie Robinson, whose breaking baseball’s color...

Progress in baseball came with a cost

Anyone who has followed my columns knows that about this time of the year I normally write something about the commencement of the baseball...

Standing Rock is about us too

When my brothers were younger, a common playtime activity was the ‘game’ of “cowboys and Indians.” Fueled by Hollywood Westerns, kids played it across...

It’s time to end child poverty

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States is still not a fair playing field for millions of...

Mitt Romney’s Salt Lake pork

You can’t follow the politics of our nation without hearing a reference to “pork-barrel politics” – slang used when politicians undertake projects to benefit...

State AGs, feds crackdown on mortgage fraud

Although the rate of foreclosures nationwide has declined by April, 694,000 homeowners were still in some form of foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a leading...

Buried in a sea of government regulations

We African-Americans must get more involved in making policy. As one of my mentors taught me, “You can be one of two things: a political...

World faiths come together to make a difference

Whenever we see racism, harassment, and hatred, a call for world faiths to step forward must be initiated. In this call, all faiths must...

Undocumented and unafraid

Carlos Amador emigrated with his family from Mexico in 1999 at age 14. He lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for...

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