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,...

Whites still live in ‘state of denial’ on race

Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley is fond of saying, “Slavery was America’s original sin, and racism remains its unresolved dilemma.” But the unwillingness to face...

Focus on real Black women, not imposters

By the time you read this, perhaps the disturbing story of Rachel Dolezal, the prevaricating White woman who passed for Black, led the Spokane...

Growing a multicultural, multiracial teaching force

This is the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program’s 20th anniversary. More than 135,000 children across the country have had an enriching CDF Freedom Schools...

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