Not everyone has fair chance at success


In a “One Big Tent America,” everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed.
We shouldn’t trade in the legacy of the “New Deal” and “Fair...

Pass the Voter Empowerment Act



Thanks to rising citizen outrage and efforts like the National Urban League’s “Occupy the Vote” campaign, the voter suppression movement is facing mounting resistance. As...

Silence wasn’t golden at ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ march

This month’s march against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s infamous Stop-and-Frisk policies, which have humiliated millions of Black and Brown New Yorkers over...

Rodney King symbolized police brutality

Rodney King was found dead early Sunday morning at the bottom of his swimming pool at his home in Rialto, Calif. No foul play...

Reconnecting with the Motherland

I’ve traveled to several African states, often to attend the Leon Sullivan African/African-American Summits. There’s nothing like the feeling experienced when arriving on the...

Let’s unify around the Unity Movement

Do you believe that Black people should better utilize more of our $900 billion-plus annual aggregate income to start and grow businesses?  Do you...

SunTrust, Wells Fargo settle mortgage discrimination lawsuits

Two of the nation’s largest banks have each agreed to multimillion-dollar settlements of mortgage lending lawsuits that alleged widespread discriminatory lending. Wells Fargo, with $1.3...

Obama is not the first ‘Black president’

Professor Fredrick Harris has written in his op ed, “Still Waiting for Our First Black President’’ that “Obama has pursued a racially defused electoral...

A different view of potholes

Each day it grows.  I drive around it and think how much it brings to mind what the great valleys of earth must have...

Save Black Men – get your PSA screening

“With the prevalence of prostate cancer disproportionately affecting our men, we must be vigilant to ensure aggressive testing continues for this most vulnerable population.” –...

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