Democrats still searching for winning formula

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the...

Banks caught redlining Black communities

The old adage, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’ seems somehow an apt description for what a growing number of...

Are Republicans serious about courting Blacks?

The biggest complaint I get from Black journalists when it comes to Republican officeholders and Party leaders is that they can’t get their calls...

No Rosa Park moment for Keystone opponents

Fifty years ago on this Aug. 28, hundreds of thousands of citizens gathered in our nation’s capital to fight for racial equality. The March...

Why Black America needs baseball

A video of Chris Rock has made the rounds in which he offers a critique of Major League baseball and its relationship to Black...

Tight election results show importance of voting

“Eight days after Bloody Sunday, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to a joint session of the Congress and made one of the most meaningful speeches...

Right wing gets it wrong in Mississippi

If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century...

’Tis the season to be careful

Okay, I’ll admit it. I am truly the Grinch who wanted to steal Christmas. It takes me until about Dec. 23 to get in the...

Trump’s lies never seem to stop

I’m a product of the Southern experience. Many of my views are shaped by the “mother wit” and logic learned growing up there. There’s...

More self-reliance needed in Africa

The recent kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls has been all over the news which is a good thing. We need to take the emotion...

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