Add civil rights voices to housing reform talks

Wherever you live, or whatever your household size, home is a special place where children are raised and memories are made. Owning a home...

America needs and wants comprehensive infrastructure investment

Earlier this month, the voters of Kansas City, Mo., handily approved three ballot questions that will allow the city to borrow and invest $800...

A break of faith

Not long ago, MSNBC was the first network I turned on in the morning and the last I turned off at night. As opportunities...

Recognizing a solemn anniversary

On August 6, our nation celebrated an auspicious anniversary that was largely overlooked and undervalued. One could justify overlooking this anniversary by saying, “Current...

Heroes, prayers and condolences are not enough

If not for the courage of the first responders and the heroism of private citizens such as Jonathan Smith, a 30-year-old father of three...

Abusive debt collectors target Black consumers

An old adage teaches that one man’s pain is another’s gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry. According...

Dems oppose parade, but not the ‘Warfare State’

Donald Trump wants a giant military parade. Predictably a chorus of Democrats panned the idea. Their reasons are all sensible enough. But most of all,...

Trump administration plays ‘night games’


I’ve always heard that, “What goes on in the dark comes out in the light.” That statement is indicative of the faith that our...

It’s called ‘practical nationalism’

Nationalism: “A desire by a large group of people (such as people who share the same culture, history, language, etc.) to form a separate...

Public policy after Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey did everything people said it would do, and more. It either drowned or swallowed everything it touched in Corpus Christi, Houston, Beaumont,...

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