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Planned attacks on Planned Parenthood

Planned attacks on Planned Parenthood

It is often said, “The first casualty when war comes is truth.” Actually, the first casualty of politics is truth. That’s particularly true when it comes to the orchestrated attacks on Planned Parenthood. The anti-choice Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has released seven videos that seek to discredit Planned Parenthood. Media Matters said, “The latest […]

More Black denials than access to mortgages

More Black denials than access to mortgages

The nation’s oldest minority professional real estate trade association recently held its 68th annual convention in Houston. Founded in July 1947, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) grew from a fledgling group of one woman and 11 men from only eight locales, into today’s national network of mortgage professionals with an estimated conference […]

Auto financing consumer protection rollback begins

Auto financing consumer protection rollback begins

When it comes to public policy, most citizens tend to think in terms of what government can accomplish on their behalf. Multiple civil rights laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act are but a few such examples. There is also another side to public policy reforms: attempts to roll back or take away regulations that […]

Environmental Protection Agency is out of control

Environmental Protection Agency is out of control

Gone are the days when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was set up as an agency that would draw recruits from the civil rights movement and the legions protesting the Vietnam War. It was a diversion concocted by the very slick President Richard Nixon. It has developed into a monster, wreaking havoc on businesses and […]

#AllVotesMatter − Restoring  the Voting Rights Acts

#AllVotesMatter − Restoring the Voting Rights Acts

On the eve of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a federal appeals court in New Orleans struck down a strict Texas voter identification law. In a unanimous ruling, the three-judge panel found that the law violated the federal Voting Rights Act and had a […]

Immigration is a problem without a cure

Immigration is a problem without a cure

Immigration is at the top of the news on a daily basis. It is a major election issue for the race to the presidency. It has been that way since the days of Ronald Reagan. Today, there are more than 11 million illegal aliens walking around our nation. It is a problem without a cure. […]

Closing the achievement gap one child at a time

Closing the achievement gap one child at a time

Thousands of pages have been written about “the achievement gap” − the fact that White kids score higher than either Black or Latino kids who sometimes sit right next to them in classrooms. And despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to close the achievement gap, the National Assessment of Educational Progress reported last year […]

Amend Constitution to add the right to vote

Amend Constitution to add the right to vote

On August 6, the Voting Rights Act, keystone of the civil rights movement, marked its 50th anniversary. This was an act, passed in the wake of the “Bloody Sunday” demonstrations in Selma, designed to correct, as President Lyndon Johnson stated at the time, “a clear and simple wrong.” “Millions of Americans are denied the right […]

Here’s why I am Sandra Bland

Here’s why I am Sandra Bland

Had I ever met Sandra Bland, I am sure I would have liked her. She is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her rights. She was well-educated, assertive, and a resource for her people. Her YouTube posts show her […]

Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or a college drop-out, student loan debt is not only likely, but probable. Among Black families, more than half – 52 percent – borrow for college costs, according to the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). Additionally, paying off college loans can take years, if not […]