Expanding the non-White teacher pipeline

“If not for the teachers that I had at PS 276 in Canarsie and Mark Twain Junior High School in Coney Island, New York, I would not be alive today. Maybe I’d be in jail today. But those teachers, they ...

Gary convention: Showcase of political impotence

(EmergeNewsOnline.com) – Last weekend was supposed to be a remix of the 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana. Richard G. Hatcher, who became the first Black mayor of Gary in 1968; Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, ...

The ‘justice’ system in Black and White

Their names will – or should – become household words: Brian Banks and Brock Turner.

Clinton, Trump point America in contrasting courses

Residents in the District of Columbia voted in the last primary on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders vows to make the case to superdelegates that he is the best choice to take on Donald Trump, as he has every right to do.

Muhammad Ali: The legacy is easier to admire than follow

“Where you been, boy?”

Making history – the right woman for the right time

Hillary Clinton’s wrap-up last week of the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency – the first woman in American history to head the ticket of a major political party – quickly set in place the Democratic “tag-team” ready to aid ...

Remembering, reclaiming and honoring our roots

On the 40th anniversary of the publication of Alex Haley’s landmark book Roots:

Muhammad Ali, the people’s champion

I know it’s extremely difficult, but if you can, ditch the memories of Muhammad Ali showing up uninvited at Sonny Liston’s training camp, announcing that he was going bear hunting.

Valuing a gorilla’s life over a Black child

The story is as old as news cycles go: A 3-year-old toddler fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and the end-result is that the gorilla was shot and killed, but the toddler was rescued, apparently unharmed.

Donald Trump: A clear and present danger

The danger that Donald Trump, practitioner of questionable business practices, inveterate bully, racist, sexist, demagogue and the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president of the United States, presents to American society was never more evident than in how he behaved ...

Make presidential race about issues, not a spitball fight

Donald Trump has now won the delegates needed to give him the Republican presidential nomination.

Moving from ‘depraved indifference’ to true accountability

Black people talk a lot about accountability, especially as it relates to politicians.

‘Original Child Bomb’

President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima last week offers an opportunity to take a clear-eyed look back to the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used in war. Germany had surrendered on May 8, 1945. Japan refused to ...

Clinton subjected to a different standard

In the larger scheme of things, the long-awaited 83-page report on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server by the State Department’s inspector general was no where as damming as the media circus surrounding its ...

Going from Black Power to green power

Have you ever wondered what happened to Black Power? Remember the days of the clinched fist, afro, dashiki and black berets? Remember Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, H. Rap Brown and the Black ...