Teaching for success: Welcoming and respecting every child

Teaching children may be the highest way to seek God. It is, however, also the most daunting way, in the sense of the greatest responsibility. – Gabriela Mistral, Chilean Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature

The quintessential Dr. Juanita Wallace: an active activist in the fight for justice

“Want to go p—- off some White folks?”

NMAAHC: Telling America’s story

“It is the purpose of the National Memorial Association; to erect a beautiful building suitable to depict the [N]egro’s contribution to America in the military service, in art, literature, invention, science, industry, etc. – fitting tribute to the Negro’s contributions ...

Five steps in the march to civil rights, equality

Whether patriots disguised as “Indians” or heirs of Attucks at a Woolworth’s lunch counter or drag goddesses marching down Fifth Avenue, the power of disruption has been the overwhelming tool of the otherwise oppressed in their respective marches toward equity ...

Politics, race and college rivalry – a different playing field

We are way beyond the “melting pot” – that yesteryear vision of a United States of America when we would be so diverse racially that we could embrace any one of us as true Americans.

The political dialogue: Social media’s challenge to democracy

I’ve been involved in politics for the better part of a lifetime and have spoken at a lot of public meetings over the years.

Kaepernick's stance reveals hidden racism

As candidates running for office in the November election begin to turn the focus toward minority voters during the last leg of their campaigns, a couple of Republicans may have made a major misstep.

Does your child have health insurance?

If asking parents this simple question could help ensure children stay healthier, do better in school, and even save a child’s life

God, religion and the pursuit of justice

I will never forget when, eight years ago, I was canvassing, registering people to vote. Whenever you go door to door, you realize that you will get a wide range of reactions, from an open willingness to register to flat-out ...

Is it time for a new American national anthem?

It appears that the football player Colin Kaepernick has started American people to thinking or rethinking the song that should be the United States’s national anthem.

One person can make a difference

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

Olympic Games: Diversity wins gold in Rio

“Team USA reminds the world why America always sets the gold standard: We’re a nation of immigrants that finds strength in our diversity and unity in our national pride

TRE needs work for the sake of the children

The education of the children of Dallas ISD is my unequivocal first priority as school board trustee.

Opal’s Walk, the future of a historic celebration

Many, many years ago, when I completed high school at Southern Christian Institute in Edwards, Mississippi – where I earned 15 cents an hour working as a student – upon my graduation, the school closed its doors forever. I had ...

Democrats don’t get blank check from Black voters

Donald Trump made a pitch for Black votes this week in his own inimitable fashion. Speaking in a virtually all-White suburb of Detroit, he suggested that African American communities are “suffering from Democratic control.”