‘Black Lives Matter’ today, tomorrow, forever

Whenever Black Americans use the term “Black Lives Matter” (BLM), many (but not all) Whites cringe because they believe Blacks are calling for the...

When will all lives matter?

No one in her or his right mind would expect to leave home and not return alive. Those engaged in warfare and in other...

Brazil, be careful of what you wish

It was 2009. The International Olympic Committee was going to choose which city would be the 2016 host for the World Olympics. The United States...

Brother Malcolm X’s influence on the voting rights movement

To do research for a documentary on Brother Malcolm X’s influence on the Black Power Movement, I joined with the conceiver of the project,...

Time for ‘good trouble’ inside, outside Congress

Congressman John Lewis’ call to action in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 22 was the beginning of an extraordinary event in our...

Murder and the judgment of history

“Investigation of the 1964 Murders of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman: Case Closed.” So stated federal and Mississippi state officials this past week...

Diversity, race – or privilege?

Our country is convulsing over issues of diversity and race. Police departments from Baltimore to Minneapolis are talking about diversity hiring as the antidote...

Why Warren should be Clinton’s VP

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, is now sorting out her pick for her running mate and potential vice president. She’s...

Donald Trump – the treason candidate

Donald Trump is now showing the world that he really is something new in American politics. He’s a political monster the likes of which...

Inaction cannot be an option

How can inaction continue to be an option in the face of senselessness and intolerance fueled by guns? We must act to save our...

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