Children of color should see themselves in books

Children’s books and the publishing industry have failed to keep up with the rainbow of our children’s faces and cultures and needs. Doreen Rappaport writes...

A tale of two selfies

It may seem frivolous to consider two selfies of the interns in the Congress that recently rocketed around the social media.  In fact, these...

Poverty, desperation in a world-class city

When a demented killer slayed
49 in a gun rampage in Orlando, there was
national attention. Presidential candidates called for
escalating the fight against the Islamic State...

America must equalize access to homeownership

Owning a home has long been an important part of the American Dream. A home is more than just where families come at the...

Dental health gets second-class treatment

GLENN ELLIS GEORGE CURRY MEDIA COLUMNIST The Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” has changed many lives for the better – mine included. But its omission of dental...

You know things are bad for Donald Trump when…

Keeping up with every outrageous statement and small lie and ‘Big Lie’ Donald Trump utters is difficult. You know things are bad when President Obama...

Trump is the clear and present danger

The greatest threat to the United States right now is not terrorism, foreign or domestic. It’s not the economy or the disappearance of jobs...

A commitment to democracy

The North Carolina NAACP president, Rev. William Barber, tore it up and then threw down in a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention...

Is the GOP too blind to see?

This week, my intention was to comment on my assessment of the Democratic National Convention. I was there. As this new standard of campaigning has demonstrated,...

Our nation’s unfinished business

brought racial disorders to American
cities, and with them shock, fear and bewilderment to the
nation.
The worst came during a two-week period in July, first...

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