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...

Facing America’s lynching frenzy

We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys – for this is, overwhelmingly, a...

Must-have foods and moves for a better sex life

DR. RO NNPA COLUMNIST Valentine’s Day has passed but if you want to keep the romantic fires burning, don’t fret. In the words of Kerry Washington...

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