Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Hate crimes surge as Black churches burn

Though they were more than 100 years old, Greater Union Baptist Church, St. Mary Baptist Church and...

Injustice revealed and dramatized

Many know them as the Central Park Five, but filmmaker Ava DuVernay forces to us see the...

Celebrating Shirley Chisholm

It’s been 50 years since Shirley Chisholm was elected to the U.S. Congress and took Washington, D.C.,...

The importance of educators of color

I have been a Black student, education policymaker, and now an advocate for providing the best educational...

Dr. King was more than a dreamer

At the risk being considered repetitious, I am once again asking, no begging, Black folks to cease...

Legacy of Evers and other warriors must be taught to students

Recently, while delivering a lecture on my extensive overwhelmingly Black, magazine collection, I showed the students the June 28, 1963 issue of Life Magazine. The...

Celebrating Malcolm X, a warrior and master teacher

A former United States president has been quoted as saying “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. And a people who want to govern themselves must...

College football practices during COVID-19 are nuts

If the NCAA isn’t responsible enough to suspend the season, it should at the very least require that every athlete be given a choice...

On Race, Supreme Court Is Out of Touch by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

In its decision on affirmative action last Monday, the Supreme Court punted. It reviewed the University of Texas affirmative action program — in which...

The UN should monitor Flint’s water

Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam – the international organization that works on world poverty issues – released a report...