Sunday, January 17, 2021

Obama’s affordable health care victory

I was standing in front of the Supreme Court when news came that the court had upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was...

Obama budget breaks Social Security pledge

Even before President Obama released his budget proposal this week for the next fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, preliminary details about his plan...

Pope wants end to economic inequality

Throughout history, the eradication of poverty has been a professed goal of most progressive-minded political and religious leaders. Voices ranging from Jesus, Mother Teresa,...

Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time. ...

Recycling failed education policies

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected...

A young sister ‘hashtagged’ me out of my silo

When a colleague dropped the line, “You can’t hashtag your way to freedom,” I loved it! I laughed out loud, and promised that I’d...

BLACK DAYTONA BEACH IN THE 1940s

A community at a crossroads: Part 2 Editor’s note – This commentary was originally written in “Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1942” (Southeast...

CFPB cracks down on illegal debt collections

As holiday revelers toasted the season, a key federal regulator took two steps to ensure that 2016 would bring an important change for consumers...

When will all lives matter?

No one in her or his right mind would expect to leave home and not return alive. Those engaged in warfare and in other...

The will of the people is denied

As I write this opinion, Hillary Clinton’s vote total leads Donald Trump by over 2 million votes! These popular votes reflect the will of individual...