Trumping the Donald on Immigration

Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was – for the few moments that I could take it – quite fascinating.

Blackonomics: The Math and the ‘After-Math’ the Confederate Flag

Now that the confederate flag has been taken down, complete with honor guard and pomp and circumstance, what are Black folks going to do now?

How to Reform the Criminal Justice System

There is no question that the criminal justice system is broken. President Obama made that clear recently in his address to the annual convention of the NAACP in Philadelphia.

Tear Down the Walls of Economic Inequality

After a spirited debate, the South Carolina House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds at the urging of Gov. Nikki Haley, who quickly signed the measure into law.

To Be Equal: How Will 2016’s Presidential Candidates Save Our Cities?

“You must register. You must vote. You must learn, so your choice advances your interest and the interest of our beloved Nation. Your future, and your children’s future, depend upon it, and I don’t believe that you are going to ...

Confederate Traitors Don’t Deserve to be Honored

Can you image waving a flag that honors Benedict Arnold, a name synonymous with treason?

Israel Feels Entitled to Ignore International Law

Each time that I hear about the negotiations regarding the future of Iran’s nuclear program I am struck by what is almost never mentioned.

Election of Black Leader Helps Redeem Episcopal Church

The recent election of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church – the first African American to hold the denomination’s highest office – to succeed the church’s first female presiding bishop is expected to help ...

Child Watch What Do We Do After Charleston?

“For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labor. "

Beyond Charleston: 7 Steps Forward

They were our best, the pride of our country. The Charleston 9. They were college graduates, members of fraternities and sororities, a state senator, a librarian, ministers, all deeply committed to their church, faith, city, state and nation. In them ...

To Be Equal One Nation, One Flag

“A house divided against itself cannot stand…I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one ...

Rewriting Confederate History

On their Website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy

Whites Still Live in ‘State of Denial’ on Race

Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley is fond of saying, “Slavery was America’s original sin, and racism remains its unresolved dilemma.”

To Be Equal Making Certain Every Child Achieves

By passing this bill, we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for more than 5 million educationally deprived children.

Good and Bad News in Latest Job Numbers

The unemployment rate rose just a bit in May, an indicator that Wall Street and Main Street are celebrating because that means more people are looking for work and that more people are optimistic.