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...

Can America love?

Sadly, sinfully, and shamefully, we cannot escape the hatred and violence so many people have in their hearts. From the tragic and senseless killings happening...

Expanding the non-White teacher pipeline

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) has just completed a week of national training for nearly 2,000 college students and recent graduates preparing to teach...

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