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...

What Obama can do to help Blacks as his term ends

The countdown to President Obama’s last one hundred days began on October 13. Already, the president has committed to spending his waning days in...

Black families still denied access to home loans

In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word...

We must fight efforts to suppress Black votes

In all democracies, the right to vote is fundamental to the legitimacy of an elected government chosen by the participatory action and will of...

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