Don’t be complacent in the face of hate

The day after Donald Trump was elected the 45th president, a group of middle school students in Royal Oak, Mich., chanted, “Build the wall!”...

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across...

America faces a time for racial healing

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the...

The election is over – Now what?

The election is over. Now it’s time we move forward and stop wallowing with what could have been or should have been. This isn’t...

Obama steadied our nation in ‘interesting times’

“May you live in interesting times.” This curse, attributed tenuously to the Chinese, bespeaks a preference for order over change. We now live in interesting...

Race, gender and healing

Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been...

Standing Rock is about us too

When my brothers were younger, a common playtime activity was the ‘game’ of “cowboys and Indians.” Fueled by Hollywood Westerns, kids played it across...

After the election, it’s the ‘State of the Black World’

I’m writing two weeks before the Nov. 8 election, writing and praying that Election Day comes sooner than it is supposed to. I did...

Our stories, our truth – ‘Loving’

In my first year of law school, I learned about the case of Loving v. Virginia. Having grown up in the South, the case...

Ohio bus tour encourages voting

When overall Black voting rates reached parity with White rates in 2012, many state lawmakers wasted no time passing new discriminatory voter suppression restrictions...

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