Black Americans’ threat from Whites wearing badges

Is Raymond Wilford, a 26-year-old Black Seattle resident, not dead or seriously injured only because the White mall security officer who maced and then...

Who pays for police officers’ misbehavior?

Ever since President Bill Clinton apologized for the Tuskegee syphilis “experiment” in 1997, we have heard calls for apologies from the government and individuals...

Systematic racism in America

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department sheds a brighter light on a serious racial injustice malignancy that...

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...

Black dollars matter!

The protest slogans addressing our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase. The signs and T-Shirts...

Make me a woman

One of my sheroes is Sojourner Truth. A brilliant but illiterate woman, she was a great orator and powerful presence who possessed great courage...

The GOP’s acting- the-fool dynamic

Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new...

Twin evils: Terrorism and racism

There are two related violent phenomena getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin...

Cherishing history that’s in your attic

We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African-Americans who have...

50 years of economic futility

During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic...

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