Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dick Gregory prepared me to write about the seen and unseen

The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Sept.16 at the City of Praise church in Landover, Md., was over seven hours of...

Strong apprenticeship programs key to addressing the wage gap

Over the last decades, many American inner cities have seen an economic resurgence. Buoyed by millennials and people’s desire to shorten their daily work...

The 50th anniversary of a momentous year in civil rights

“It is not an overstatement to say that the destiny of the entire human race depends on what is going on in America today....

Extra ordinary sisters deserve praise

“By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim, by allowing our movie and television screens to teach...

Beware of ‘Radio-Activists’

There are many Black folks who can tell us “what we need to do” in the context of economic empowerment and other issues that...

How to really make Black history

It’s that time again, y’all. Black History Month! The time of year when we celebrate our history. History has shown us what our ancestors have...

Don’t let bank payday exploit seniors and Social Security

The term “payday loans” often evokes images of stores with garish neon signs; but these products have moved into the banking sector that is...

Honor your ancestors by respecting your elders

It's early Tuesday morning and your shift begins in less than an hour. You've slept through your alarm clock,...

Tone-deaf Congress wants military pork

The F-35 stealth fighter aircraft is one expensive plane.  It costs $135 million to produce a single...

Activism – then and now

Every time I see a march or rally, I think of the rally of all rallies, which was the 1963 March on Washington. Forty-nine years...