Tell Congress stop picking on our most vulnerable children!

It is unfathomable to me that week after week, I must continue to defend the Medicaid program that for more than 50 years has protected the health and well-being of tens of millions of America’s most vulnerable

State elected officials defy sham election commission – it’s time to shut it down

“We write to you to express our most urgent concern that letters just issued by the Trump Administration will pave the way for nationwide voter suppression and purging, and violate the privacy of hundreds of millions of American citizens ...

Civil rights and Education Dept. rollbacks

After decades of vigilant struggles and sacrifices, civil rights legislation enacted in the 1960s won federal promises to ensure that discrimination is illegal and would not be tolerated.

Honoring the fallen: Dallas shooting one year later

One year ago, members of our community took to the streets of downtown Dallas to exercise their first amendment rights by speaking out and peacefully protesting against the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. What began as a peaceful ...

A timeless strategy for economic empowerment

Before we are able to make the kind of meaningful progress necessary to bring about a change in our economic status, we must educate ourselves in the areas of collectivism, mutual economic responsibility and the advantages of supporting one another ...

Health care repeal turns back the clock to a time of no rights

The health care repeal that Republicans are pushing through Congress is a direct attack on the lives of Black people throughout the country.

Stand up and protect the basic human right to health care

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Time for a citizens’ commission defending our right to vote

Donald Trump’s commission on “election integrity” is meeting sensible resistance.

Texas increases transparency, accountability in policing

Recent highly publicized fatal interactions between civilians and law enforcement have resulted in a significant decline in trust between law enforcement and communities throughout the United States.

Give us the ballot: Restore the Voting Rights Act

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Does Congress care about ‘the American People?’

For years, we have heard members of the GOP rail against the Affordable Care Act, known to many as “Obamacare,” saying it was jammed down their throats

Look back, see the future to a brighter economy

An excellent example of the impact our history has on the way we are today, especially economically, can be found in an article titled The Reluctant Entrepreneurs by Joel Kotkin, author of the book Tribes.

Prayers for a more just nation

“Might it be that this land with all of its richness, with all of its opportunity for true greatness, its opportunity to present itself before the world as what a nation ought to be, might not be sowing the seeds ...

Trump ratchets up the use of guns, bombs, troops and insults

In his campaign, Donald Trump promised, “We’re going to start winning again.” In office, he has defined winning largely in military terms.

Secrets cause harm: America’s health care

In early May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.