‘Fake news’ insults an institution that risks lives

In 1955, Jet Magazine and the Chicago Defender published photographs of Emmett Till’s mutilated corpse, igniting international interest in the American civil rights movement....

Yale University consigns a present-day monument to the past

Symbols matter. Whether these symbols are flags, icons or names on buildings, symbols are shorthand and they stand in for those core values we...

Civil rights will suffer under Sessions

Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate...

I’m not tired yet!


At church, we sing a song, “I’m Not Tired Yet,” that gives me the energy and the inspiration to persevere. Originally performed by The...

Trump’s travel ban betrays American values


As a Republican candidate running for the nation’s highest office, Donald Trump promised an enthusiastic crowd of supporters that in the wake of the...

It shouldn’t feel this way

I’ve seen my share of presidential campaigns and have been on both the winning and losing sides personally and in support of other candidates....

Trump’s minion prepares to gut consumer watchdog

“Personnel is policy,” says Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs recently named to head President Trump’s National Economic Council. He got that...

How to really make Black history

It’s that time again, y’all. Black History Month! The time of year when we celebrate our history. History has shown us what our ancestors have...

Trump should stop shady solar panel salespeople

As a progressive who worked hard to help get Secretary Hillary Clinton elected, it is challenging for me to accept Donald Trump as president....

A break of faith

Not long ago, MSNBC was the first network I turned on in the morning and the last I turned off at night. As opportunities...

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