Release low-level, nonviolent drug offenders

Jerry Alan Bailey was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to violate federal narcotics laws. Shauna Barry-Scott was sentenced...

Tear down the walls of economic inequality

After a spirited debate, the South Carolina House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate battle flag from statehouse grounds at the urging...

Congress urges action against payday lenders

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed...

Beyond Confederate flag symbolism

The debate in connection with the flags of the former Confederate States of America (CSA) has unleashed a badly-needed debate about U.S. history. As...

The more Trump is attacked, the stronger he gets

It is no coincidence that two of the top three Republican candidates right now are non-politicians. The American people are becoming frustrated in the...

What do we do after Charleston?

I am a native South Carolinian. Charleston is my maternal ancestral home. My great-grandmother was born during slavery. My great grandfather, I have been...

Supreme Court preserves fair housing tool

A long-awaited decision by the United States Supreme Court led to a June 25 ruling that preserves the usage of “disparate impact,” an important...

Confederate ‘sons’ should tell the truth

On their website, The Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is dedicated...

Time for some ‘Power Talk’

“Now there are some practical things we can do. We begin the process of building a greater economic base. And at the same time,...

Stop celebrating and get to work

The morning of June 25, 2015 brought us another civil rights milestone.  On that day, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Affordable Care Act,...

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