Yes, marching still makes a difference

“Hands up, don’t shoot.” “No justice, no peace.” “I can’t breathe.” “Black lives matter.”

Will video cameras reduce police brutality?

I can’t believe that in the 21st century in the United States of America, we can’t get a simple indictment for a murder of a man that was caught on videotape

After decade of hope, we are still looking for change

As the end of another tumultuous year approaches, Black people again find ourselves in the relative same economic and political position as we were the year before, and the years preceding.

Perverted view of Black on Black crime

In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Missouri, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on NBC television’s Meet the Press

Will larger CBC translate into greater clout?

Even though the next Congress, which starts on Jan. 6, 2015, will feature 48 African Americans, the largest number in history, the question is:

Oh yes, Lord. Nobody knows the trouble we have seen

Oh yes, Lord. Nobody knows the trouble we have seen Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Nobody knows my sorrow Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Glory hallelujah!

Recycling the same failed education policies

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

“Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.”

Blacks still devastated by HIV/AIDS

As we prepare to commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, this is a good time to look at how the epidemic continues to devastate our community.

We need a president of Black America

Before the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected a Black president.

Loretta Lynch is the right choice for attorney general

I had the honor of visiting the White House for President Obama’s announcement of his choice to succeed Eric Holder, who recently declared his decision to retire as attorney general of the United States.

Race, justice and the 2014 midterm elections

Is there any doubt about the preeminence of the race factor that helped to determine the outcome of the 2014 midterm elections across the United States? I have no doubt.

Little progress in ‘Sweet home Alabama’

It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to Cleveland about 35 years ago and later to Augusta, Georgia.

Why Democrats lost the midterms

Now that the dust has settled after our nation’s 2014 elections across the country, here is my two cents worth on what has happened during the last couple of years, and what it means now.

Democrats did not invest wisely in Black candidates

A total of $172 million. That was the record amount the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised in 2013 and 2014. But that money was poorly spent, which helped account for such a decisive midterm defeat.