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Who can we turn to politically? Where is destiny leading us now?

“Who can I turn to, when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me.”

Thank God for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Kaylyn Sigman is a high school senior with big plans. A star soccer player from a poor rural Appalachian Ohio community who loves calculus and creative writing, she’s college bound this fall and dreams of becoming a middle school special ...

Reflection of life: The state of on-screen diversity

She was never able, after her education in the movies, to look at a face and not assign it some category in the scale of absolute beauty, and the scale was one she absorbed in full from the silver screen. ...

Proof the Supreme Court got it wrong in Shelby

When the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act nearly two years ago in Shelby County v. Holder, many of us suspected that Chief Justice John Roberts in particular was distorting the severity of voting ...

Early childhood education is critical

Early childhood education is of critical importance to the future of our children, and our nation. Children who experience seamless and comprehensive services from birth until age 5 are more likely to enter kindergarten prepared for success with a strong ...

WeVote and Arrive with 5

In the joint election on May 14, 2011, Vonciel Jones Hill, Dwayne Caraway, Carolyn Davis and Tennell Adkins each won their respective seats on the Dallas City Council with less than 3,000 votes each.

Contributing to political campaigns

Have you ever contributed to a political candidate, either with monetary support or volunteered your services to their campaign? During the last Dallas ISD trustee election, Trustee Joyce Foreman won with half the amount of money in her campaign fund ...

Controversy over videotaping cops

Feidin Santana, the young Dominican immigrant who videotaped North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager firing his gun eight times, killing Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who was fleeing, was a hero. His quick decision to videotape the ...

Stand up for fairness and democracy

As an almost eight-year member of the Dallas City Council, and as chair of the City’s Transportation and Trinity River Corridor Project Committee, I have learned first-hand that transportation policy is foundational to the long-term health and vibrancy of every ...

Should Blacks endorse Whites over Blacks?

Two prominent Black Maryland officials – Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III – have endorsed Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a White, over Black Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards in the race to replace ...

The State of Black America: Justice for all

“I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states ... Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, ...

Creating conscious Black millionaires

Black folks have the ability to create our own conscious millionaires. We have certainly done it for others for a long time now. Conscious Black millionaires, by definition, would most assuredly use some of their money to assist the Black ...

Join us for WeVote ‘Arrive with 5’

Monday Night Politics–Meet the Candidates, which we present during every election period, has been well attended during March and April. The audience seemed to be intoned with the need to vote and become more familiar with the candidates running in ...

Walking away from bad customer service

After 19 years, most of them as a satisfied customer, I am closing my personal checking account this week at Citibank. I am closing my account not because I was lured away with an incredibly attractive offer from one of ...

The State of Black America – jobs

“The hardest work in the world is being out of work.” – Whitney M. Young, National Urban League President 1961-1971

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