We must fight for environmental justice

The civil rights movement in the United States identified a long list of issues that were broadly considered the historical and contemporary evidence of...

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...

Why calling Black Lives Matter ‘anti-police’ won’t work

It has been both interesting and unsettling to watch the attacks from the political right on the Black Lives Matter movement, and the larger...

A ‘feral child?’ A racist fool

I was preparing to write a column on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement that President Obama wants to fast track through...

Happy birthday to Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.

Seventy-five years ago, a freedom fighter was born in Greenville, S.C. His name is Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. I will say something about this...

How to revitalize families when children are involved

Recently, I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a pastors’ forum in Atlanta, Ga. The organization that held the event was...

The piercing cry of child poverty

Pope Francis speaks out faithfully and forcefully against poverty and has been called “the pope of the poor.” But on his first visit to...

Be a legend or leave a legacy?

One thing that prevents us from moving forward, economically and otherwise, is ego. Many of our leaders are unwilling to elevate the collective in favor...

Black and Latinos working together

We are now in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, across the United States. During this year’s observance of...

Young Black males are pushed out, pushed away

Damien Durr is a brilliant young man who grew up in Ohio in a family of teachers where education was always stressed. No one,...

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