The Black Press: ‘Same Spirit. Same Mission. New Vision.’

“You down with O.B.P.? Yeah, you know me!” That was the chant being sung by many people as they attended the recent annual meeting of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, in support of the newly elected chair of the NNPA, ...

‘They can leave,’ America has roots in other countries

The racist attack made by President Donald Trump on four Democratic congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York, Rashida Tlaib from Michigan, Ilhan Omar from Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts – all of whom are American citizens – has exposed ...

America does not need another war!

This country does not need to be fighting another senseless war in the Middle East, such as the one that has kept our military forces in Iraq for the past 16 years.

Help! The Black Press is dying

I still believe there’s something magical about holding this week’s edition of a Black-owned newspaper in my hand, savoring every page, wincing at every typo, all while reveling as the story of Black America unfolds.

Realizing a dream for our children

Next week, clergy, seminarians, religious educators, community organizers, young adult leaders and other faith-based advocates in the intergenerational, interracial, multiethnic, ecumenical community pursuing justice for our nation’s children will come together at the Children’s Defense Fund’s Haley Farm in Tennessee ...

Much more than summer school

Close your eyes and think about the words “summer school.” What comes to mind?

The United States’ attempt to erase Harriet Tubman

With uniquely American hypocrisy, the Trump Treasury Department has pushed back the 2016 plan to put escaped slave and Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

If you’re Black (or Brown), get back!

As he moves about the nation, or when he finds himself in front of television cameras, President Trump brags about the state of the economy. “It’s the greatest,” he contends, adding that Black and Brown unemployment is at historical lows.

When the quest for power is greater than the quest for good

According to the information in the now-infamous Mueller report, the president demonstrated behavior that supported the opinion that he obstructed justice. His former attorney, Michael Cohen, identified him as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a number of situations, as reported by ...

New university studies track high costs of discriminatory housing

In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations.

Governor, please do not sign that ‘born-alive’ abortion bill

Colloquially known as the “born-alive” bill, House Bill 16 would amend Texas Family Code to punish health practitioners with a civil penalty, to the tune of $100,000 or more, for “fail[ing] to provide the appropriate medical treatment … to a ...

‘Christian’ leaders, protestors: God sent the shooter

I am examining and writing about how in this country there is not one God but at least two: the God of White people and the God of Black people.

Ray Charles could see that!

If the legendary entertainer Ray Charles was still with us, he, no doubt, would have had someone read to him the special report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, since he was sightless for the majority of his life.

A summer to remember

As the school year ends and families look ahead to summer plans, I hope many will be able to consider travel that is not just a vacation, but an education and inspiration.

Your vote does count. Your vote matters

I can’t overemphasize the importance of voting to those who are eligible. Not only are you voting for your interests, you’re also voting for the future and for those who can’t or won’t. I was elected 26 years ago to ...