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I love telling stories. Not tall tales or fabrications, but real accounts. I am not one of those professionals who performs storytelling at the level of high art.

Payday Lending is an Abomination in Plain Sight, says Baptist leader

Every once in a while a congressional committee hearing can almost seem like a time to grab your popcorn and a seat to hear the exchanges and varying opinions.

It’s Tax Time, But Corporations Aren’t Paying

Tax Day offers a stark reminder of the difference between those of us who pay all our taxes every year and the big corporations that don’t.

Blackonomics: Do Black Organizations Really Have Our Backs?

While Black people are bogged down in shallow and meaningless political discourse, our vaunted Black organizations continue to be M.I.A. except for their time in front of the cameras with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

To Be Equal Rejecting the Freedom to Discriminate

“All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent ...

Diversity among Doctors Drives Trust In Health Care

Black History Month gives us the opportunity to reflect on the countless examples of the contributions that African-Americans have made to build our country.

Democrats and Republicans Continue to Ignore Black Voters

Another election cycle, another year of Blacks being sold out by their media-appointed leadership.

Does Any Presidential Candidate ‘Deserve’ the Black Vote?

Michelle Alexander, the brilliant author of The New Jim Crow, writes in The Nation – that Hillary Clinton does not “deserve” the Black vote. She makes a strong case.

Blackonomics: What is Black Constitutional Patriotism?

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “…we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check.

African American among Peary’s North Pole explorers

When the morning of April 7, 1909 dawned, Matthew Henson checked the temperature outside.

Americans Must Stand Up to Disrespect to U.S. Presidency

Recently, retired Lt. Col Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash, both contributors on Fox News shows, blatantly disrespected President Obama on different news shows on national television.

The Water Crisis in Flint is a Man-made Disaster

Something is definitely rotten in the state of Michigan. And it’s not just the lead-poisoned water coming from the corroded pipes undergirding Flint’s public water system.

Trump needs to come clean on replacing Obamacare

Do issues still matter to Republican voters, or are they so mad at the failed GOP establishment that they have forgotten what made them mad in the first place?

Standing on Sacred Ground

Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of White men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910.

African Americans and the ACA: Much Accomplished, More to Do

The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised to improve the delivery of healthcare services in America—especially for historically disadvantaged communities that suffer high rates of chronic illness.