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A Victory for Affirmative Action

Almost lost among the news last week about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news: A federal appeals court, acting on a ...

Charity Begins at Home

Americans have lost their minds. Forgive me for not expending any of my emotional energy or shedding any tears for those illegals coming into America. No, I can’t get all wrapped up in the plight of all the illegal children ...

A Challenge for the Hip Hop Generation

Lately, Hip Hop news has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds. Meek Mill is beefing with Wale because Wale wasn’t supporting Mill’s current project enough on social media, Dame Dash is blaming Lyor Cohen for the downfall ...

Fulton County Judges hold the key to reducing jail overcrowding

The League of Women Voters recently hosted a forum at the John Marshall Law School for candidates in run-off elections. With federal consent decree compliance over the Fulton County Jail being a hot issue, I posed a never asked question ...

The Public Debate Is Missing The Point

Currently, the debate on American colleges and universities is dominated by the cost of tuition. This debate misses the point.

The Congressional Black Caucus Has No Conscience

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) describes itself as “the conscience of the U.S. Congress.” According to the dictionary, conscience is the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives. Notice that the root of the ...

Ikea and the Gap Fill the Wage Gap

President Obama would like the national minimum wage to rise to $10.10 an hour. By executive order, he has already raised the minimum wage for federal contractors. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has threatened to sue President Obama for his ...

Bush Marched Us Off to War While Cutting V.A. Benefits

The current crisis in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which has been described as a situation of long waits, in some cases allegedly leading to the deaths of patients, cannot be understood in the absence of a discussion of ...

Governor Deal’s Whitewashed Confederacy

Back in April, most Georgians and the news media probably missed Gov. Nathan Deal issuing a proclamation recognizing the month as “Confederate History Month.” In it, Deal called on us to honor the “brave men and women who served the ...

Republicans favor U.S. going back into Iraq

In the context of the current crisis in Iraq, I have been astounded by Republican suggesting that Obama is not taking a tough enough stand; that that U.S. withdrew troops prematurely; and that the U.S. needs to exert its power.

Blacks have not Recovered from the Recovery

Judging from its June 18-19 meeting, the Federal Reserve is hedging its bets. It says the U.S. economy is on the mend, but more slowly than expected. They’ve reduced their estimate for economic growth and say that it will take ...

Is President Obama Getting Recognition For His Accomplishments?

At this point, everyone in the country should acknowledge that the Affordable Care Act is working. There are now 8 million sign-ups, and millions of Americans who did not have insurance can go to the doctor. This is a great ...

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. How dare the UNCF take money from the Koch brothers, some asked. They ought to send ...

Celebrating Black American Fathers 

The truth is that today there are millions of Black American fathers who are strong providers, nurturers, and loving fathers who are working diligently to contribute to improving the quality of life of their families.

Jim Crow’s Ancestors – and Children

At first glance, one might be hard-pressed to think that a recent opinion piece on the 1970s origins of the religious right as a political force and a new book on the causes of America’s founding, the war of independence ...

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