Will Congress turn back the clock on fair housing?

When future generations read the history of the nation’s first Black president, I believe there will be greater acknowledgement of his administration’s significant accomplishments....

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...

Truth is coming to light

The Bible (John 8:32) tells us, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” It looks like a lot...

Political involvement is necessary but not sufficient

The unfortunate election of Donald J. Trump speaks volumes about the limits of African-American involvement in the political system. Don’t get me wrong. I was...

It’s time for a review

One of my most important teaching activities was time spent in review with my classes. My classroom experiences taught me that in every unit of...

‘Fake news’ insults an institution that risks lives

In 1955, Jet Magazine and the Chicago Defender published photographs of Emmett Till’s mutilated corpse, igniting international interest in the American civil rights movement....

Yale University consigns a present-day monument to the past

Symbols matter. Whether these symbols are flags, icons or names on buildings, symbols are shorthand and they stand in for those core values we...

Civil rights will suffer under Sessions

Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate...

I’m not tired yet!


At church, we sing a song, “I’m Not Tired Yet,” that gives me the energy and the inspiration to persevere. Originally performed by The...

Trump’s travel ban betrays American values


As a Republican candidate running for the nation’s highest office, Donald Trump promised an enthusiastic crowd of supporters that in the wake of the...

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