Preventing gun deaths requires action

This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans. Speaking is difficult but I need to say something...

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....

War on women hurts children too

In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union (SOU) address, he appealed to our nation’s employers to raise wages from the current minimum of...

Lies and cover-ups in Chicago

“Because a body of men, holding themselves accountable to nobody, ought not to be trusted by anybody.” Thomas Paine, “Rights of Man (Part One)”,...

America, the land of the free!

Darlene Aiken Guest Columnist The doctor says, ma’am, you’ve been feeling under the weather because, great news, you are pregnant! The immediate thought is supposed to...

Here’s my case for outrage

Those of my generation have always known the threat of nuclear war. We were Cold War Babies. We were born while this nation was...

Does any candidate deserve the Black vote?

Michelle Alexander, the brilliant author of “The New Jim Crow,” writes in The Nation magazine that Hillary Clinton does not “deserve” the Black vote. She...

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...

America is inconsistent on foreign policy

Two years ago, President Obama instituted a policy towards Africa that most Americans are totally unaware of. The policy sent shock waves throughout the...

Changing our silly political ways

The “yo Mama!” debates in the Republican ring are really not debates. They are rap sessions, Ronald Reagan séances, and pseudo-patriotic diatribes, repeated ad...

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