Is the church impotent to end racism?

Is the Christian church supposed to be able to destroy racism?

Fight for voting rights on the 100th anniversary of Fannie Lou Hamer’s birth

“You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.” – Fannie Lou Hamer

Financial fraudsters receive get-out-jail free card

A bill signed on Nov. 1 by President Donald Trump sealed an unfortunate fate for consumers seeking financial justice. By signing H.J. Res. 111, both the president and Congress have together knocked down consumer protections to favor financial businesses and ...

If you want to change things in your community, nation …

One of the gifts of living in a representative democracy is that voting is only one of the rights it confers. For ordinary people who want to make change – who in some way want to alter their neighborhood or ...

It is time to take a stand against sexual assault, deviant behavior

If there has ever been any question about what constitutes sexual assault, I believe we all have a better than vague account or knowledge about what it is. For years now, we have heard about females suing their bosses or ...

Buying a car with add-on products, services seldom a good deal for consumers

It’s that time of year again when auto dealers try to make room in their showrooms and lots for next year’s models. The seasonal clearance sales that come right before the holidays are just as tempting as ever, beckoning consumers ...

Making the case for more men of color in early education

As educators, we have an obligation to give our students every opportunity to succeed. Parents rely on us to ensure their children are armed with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive once they leave our classrooms.

Protests should make waves, invite controversy and make people uncomfortable

This is quite an admission for me, but I’m not really enjoying the current NFL season.

The digital revolution will be powered by Black millennials

“The internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity.” – President Barack Obama, Remarks at the Launch of the ConnectHome Initiative, July 15, 2015

Children and the opioid crisis

President Trump’s Oct. 26 announcement reminded us all that the opioid crisis is a public health emergency, but in fact, it is also a national emergency, and we must do so much more.

Federal loans: Black student loan borrowers fail to get fair deal

For most families, the pursuit of higher education means substantial investments in time, effort, and a combination of cash and loans to gain a college degree. These investments – both human and material – are made in confidence that the ...

No hope in the White House for honesty, justice

When Gen. John Kelly replaced Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff in the current White House, many breathed a sigh of relief. While Priebus seemed not to have had any control over the president, the staff or the information that ...

NFL must ‘provide a better platform’ on racism and criminal justice reform

“We want to make sure we are understanding what the players are talking about, and that is complex.” – National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell

We can and must win for children

As congregations of all faiths are observing the National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths Celebration this weekend, “Moving Forward with Hope: Love and Justice for Every Child,”

Healing the gaping wound

A National Public Radio story this week described a visit to Escuela Gaspar Vila Mayans, a public elementary school in the Rio Piedras neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. “Presente!” about 40 children shout on cue