Local Commentaries


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

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

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.

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.

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

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 ...

Let’s rally in peace, outside the box

African Americans across the nation have been in a constant state of mourning since the murder of Trayvon Martin. To add insult to injury, his killer was found not guilty after stating that he feared for his life, even after ...

False dichotomy between supporting police or legitimate protest

If Micah Xavier Johnson’s goal was to support people in Dallas who were protesting the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, he failed miserably.

Time for ‘good trouble’ inside, outside Congress

“For months, even for years, through several sessions of Congress, I wondered what will bring this body to take action. What will finally make Congress do what is right, what is just, what the people of this country have been ...

New York Times Black Press story not fit to print

Since 1897, The New York Times has boasted that it publishes “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” That slogan, created by Adolph S. Ochs, the original owner, still appears on the masthead of the Times each day.

Eliminating the stigma of chronic disease

“You don’t look sick.” Lupus patients often hear this comment from family, friends and even people they have just met. Many individuals living with lupus call this a blessing and a curse. While appearance may not indicate that an individual ...

Women will bring peace in the world

On April 30, hundreds of women, peace-builders and peace activists from around the globe will gather in Dallas for the Annual “A World of Women for World Peace” Conference.

Celebrating the contributions of women

Since 1981, America has recognized March as Women’s History Month. The month is a time to celebrate the successes of America’s women throughout our history and the courage and sacrifice of the bold women pioneers who broke down many barriers ...

Supreme Court, government responsibility

The unfortunate passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has created a vacancy in the highest court in the land that must be filled