How did we come to this?

For several months, we’ve been bombarded with so much hatred that we thought was in our past. We’ve heard declarations of making America great AGAIN,...

Moral courage is standing up for what is right

On January 11, Senator Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee against the nomination of Senator...

Nothing’s wrong with Senator Jeff Sessions

Unless you think all conservative Republicans are bad, I dare you to find anything horrible about Senator Jeff Sessions.  There is an immense outcry...

‘The Tears’ have come and gone

It’s easy to remember “The Tears.” The first time they visited me was 11 p.m. on November 4, 2008. That was the time that...

Civil rights at risk under Jeff Sessions

Confirmation hearings for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, named by Donald Trump to be attorney general of the United States, began on Jan. 10. The...

White women can’t speak for me

“Ain’t I a woman?” railed Sojourner Truth. “I have ploughed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t...

Consumers get more than $17 million, thanks to CFPB

Millions of consumers who were duped into paying fees for their own credit scores will soon receive more than $17.6 million, thanks to the...

As Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to...

Now is the time for renewal


For years, I’ve listened with great interest to messages of inspiration, hope and motivation. Some may think many are too commercial, but I welcome...

12 affirmations for the African-American community

At the beginning of each year, many people make various New Year’s resolutions, from losing weight to going into business for themselves. While it’s...

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