Thursday, September 24, 2020

The key to motivating young voters are young candidates

One of the most exciting parts of this year’s Democratic National Convention for me was the keynote speech delivered collectively by a group of...

Trump leads by division; Biden leads by multiplication

As the presidential campaigns heat up, Americans are provided with a stark choice of leaders. The visits to Kenosha of Donald Trump and Joe...

Trump is biggest threat to our democracy since Civil War

The shocking revelations from the last few days that Trump disparaged the military and intentionally downplayed the threat of the coronavirus have confirmed what...

Get your knee off our necks

Fifty-seven years to the day after Whitney M. Young stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to declare that civil rights are not...

We need all-Black police officers in inner-city neighborhoods

In a 1992 column written for the Richmond Free Press I wrote, “Someone should tell young Black males who are killing each other with...

It’s always open season on Black folks

The recurring murders of people of color demonstrate a callous disregard for the lives and humanity of the victims. This is not new! Further...

Americans pay the price as Trump fails to lead

Mismanagement of the pandemic costs lives. Failure to lead in addressing the economic calamity will cost more job loss, homelessness, and spreading misery. Donald Trump’s...

If you hear it enough, you’ll start to believe it

In 1939, noted Black psychologist, Dr. Kenneth Clark and his wife performed an experiment where they asked Black children ages 6 to 9 to...

Reagan did more for Black people than Trump, and that wasn’t much

Unless we just missed it when he signed voting and civil rights legislation, desegregated the military and made Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a...

Biden’s unity, dignity and respect are the change we need

The Biden and Harris team is a ticket that will give Americans light, and extraordinary possibilities. The ticket will unify America and return dignity...