Monday, September 28, 2020

Billions for Boeing, pennies for the people

The development of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package was extremely flawed. The Republican bullies in the Senate, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, wrote...

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...

Standing Rock is about us too

When my brothers were younger, a common playtime activity was the ‘game’ of “cowboys and Indians.” Fueled by Hollywood Westerns, kids played it across...

Imagine if Corey Lewandowski was Black

Donald Trump has called out and targeted racial and ethnic groups, as well as targeted individual women because of their appearance and more. He...

A Sporting Chance by James Clingman

Let me make a “pitch” (pun intended) for Black sports agents. Watching the NBA playoffs and finals was more than an exercise in pulling...

There’s bipartisan energy for HBCUs

From the time Alma Adams (D-NC) was elected to Congress in 2014, she was committed to making a difference. One of her early acts...

There must not be more Mary Turners

Mary Turner was lynched on May 19, 1918 because she dared raise her voice.

Why Jannie Ligons is the woman of the year

Jannie Ligons is an Oklahoma City grandmother who left a friend’s house to drive home. She collided with Daniel Holtzclaw, the rogue police officer...

Warning: More cesspool politics ahead

Donald Trump’s success completes for the moment the most astonishing act of self-destruction in the history of American politics. I’m referring, of course, to...

When will there be zero tolerance for racism?

Congressman John Conyers was the first politician to leave his job after the “Me Too” hashtag galvanized women to speak up about sexual misconduct,...