Exercise your right: Go vote!

In less than a month, the nation will conclude what is likely to be remembered as one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in...

The Jim Crow segment of professional sports, Part 2

Professional sports revolutionized our local economies.  Some of our basketball and football stars would evolve into corporate and political leaders and successful entrepreneurs. All of...

In America, ‘What’s Going On?’

Every woman and every Black person in this country must be asking, in the words of the Marvin Gaye song, “What’s Going On?” Forty-three times,...

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...

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