Challenging our youth to read, write and think critically

I have to admit that I like using social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, I find myself using them to encourage,...

Time to invest in children

The president’s budget released this week proposes billions in critical new federal investments for 2016 and beyond to improve the life chances of millions...

Endless plastic bags smother planet earth

Maybe it has always been like this. If so, I am not sure precisely what triggered my new concern. But in either case, there...

Each generation has something to offer

Whether it is in an inner city neighborhood across America, the Caribbean, in Europe or in a sprawling mass of people in an African...

Financial shackles still in place

As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a timely moment to reflect on the journey that previous generations of Blacks have...

Civic lessons and civil rights

Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s...

Progressive candidates ignore race matters

From everything I read – I like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling...

The legacy of Carter G. Woodson

The best way to celebrate Black History Month is to make more Black history. Black History Month is now celebrated around the world. We...

Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision

Last week I thought Stevie Wonder gave a great State of the Union Speech. Oops, did I say Stevie Wonder, I meant to say...

50 years of Black progress

Has Black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years? This is not only an important question to pose,...

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