Private prisons resurrection represents pay-to-play

Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump, the stock prices of America’s privately-run prisons soared. This came as no surprise to private prison...

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could...

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

On October 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades Black Americans, have experienced great...

Friends desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

“Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble...

Inaction cannot be an option

How can inaction continue to be an option in the face of senselessness and intolerance fueled by guns? We must act to save our...

Islam, Israel and the First Amendment

The response in the Muslim World to the display of the anti-Muslim video mocking the Prophet Muhammad stunned many people in the United States...

Black families still denied access to home loans

In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word...

We must choose what kind of people we are

Even while we see jobs coming back, the tsunami created by the Great Recession is hitting cities and counties with full force. Suffolk County,...

Finally, the Barack Obama I voted for

For more than four years, I have said that I liked candidate Barack Obama better than I like President Obama. Candidate Obama addressed the...

The power of Power Talk

The recent gathering of serious, conscious, and intelligent brothers and sisters in Washington, D.C. on June 21 was so refreshing and stimulating. The event...

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