The Jim Crow segment of professional sports, Part I

A few years ago, I was in a waiting room at a French government office.  One of the French employees was watching a professional...

Black women will decide the next president

WYLECIA WIGGS HARRIS TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In 2012, women overall had a higher voting rate (64 percent) than men (60 percent), according to the U.S....

Advancing diversity in law enforcement

The interagency report released this week by U. S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement”...

Afraid to call 911 – Black life in America

NICOLE LEE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE As the news swirled around the killing of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa and Keith Lamont Scott of Charlotte, I decided...

Social protest is fundamentally patriotic

“Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of the colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a...

A tribute to Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott

BY ANDREW HAIRSTON, J.D. GUEST COLUMNIST The warm rays of sun welcomed us on to I-40 just as we passed downtown Oklahoma City. My father...

‘If…Then’ is the question of the hour

Most teachers, especially English and math, recognize the words “IF...THEN” as foundational in teaching the concepts of “cause and effect” or “theoretical relationships.” These are...

World faiths come together to make a difference

Whenever we see racism, harassment, and hatred, a call for world faiths to step forward must be initiated. In this call, all faiths must...

The RNC is suing me, a Black Republican

With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all...

The Black church can no longer remain silent

There was a time when the Black church was the center of community development and empowerment. It was more than the house of God;...

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