Leading the march toward criminal justice

Bryan Stevenson’s inspiring and best-selling book “Just Mercy” shares some of the fruits of his lifelong fight to push our nation closer to true...

Black dollars don’t make sense 

Bernie Sanders raised $20 million with the average donation being just $27.  What is wrong with Black folks? For decades, conscious Black leaders have cajoled,...

Flint’s man-made tragedy

“It’s all just poison now,” Annette Williams, a grandmother of three in Flint, Mich., told a reporter while gazing at the Flint River, which...

Flint’s water crisis and the GOP’s class war 

Why did Flint suffer a water catastrophe that now requires that children be treated as if they had been poisoned? It wasn’t because the people...

Standing on sacred ground

Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of White men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning,...

Obama took the ‘smarter’ approach  

Stunning news came on January 16. “Iran released Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and three other detained Iranian Americans on Saturday in exchange for...

The UN should monitor Flint’s water

Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam – the international organization that works on world poverty issues – released a report...

Students are more than statistical data

Education that focuses on seeing students as statistics is bound to plague our youth for years. When systems and/or institutions are setup to measure the...

State of the Union was class act with crass responses

President Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union Address (SOU) last week. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the gospel of action

There is no shortage of words in the English language to describe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By now – more than five decades after...

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