‘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.

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.

Justice for Maleah! Mother’s ex-fiancé arrested, charged in connection with missing 4-year-old girl

The case involving 4-year-old Maleah Davis has caused a major stir across the Greater Houston area, as the details surrounding the case have gone from disturbing to downright heart- wrenching.

Staying vigilant on Brown, education and justice

As a teenager, many of Barbara Johns’ wildest dreams were about a surprising subject: a new school.

As the ancestors turn in their graves

It has been fascinating and troubling at the same time to listen to candidates being considered to be judges in federal courts across this nation back away from affirming the necessity of Brown v. Board of Education, which was decided ...

‘You can’t win like that’

“I can’t do a lot of the extra stuff that I would like to do for my kids or with my kids because I just can’t afford to. No vacations. There’s not too much going to the movies or little ...

How Americans handle the phenomenon of Donald Trump

It has been said that the reason he is president is not because of who voted for him, but because of those who did not vote.

Out of sight, out of mind

Baby dolls, tiny trucks, toy food and dress-up capes. Scattered about the ballroom of a motel in Northeast Washington, D.C., and captured in a Washington Post column by Petula Dvorak, these hallmarks of child’s play are not merely a sign ...

White supremacy is killing America

Hiding under the First Amendment of the Constitution and the Christian Bible, White Americans have been terrorizing people of color – African American, Native American, people of Japanese and Chinese descent – for decades.

Racial wealth divide worsens with federal tax cuts

If you’re like me, every time you hear a news reporter or anchor talk about how great the nation’s economy is, you wonder what world they are living in. Certainly these journalists are not referring to the ongoing struggle to ...

A tale of two tax rates allows special privileges for the wealthy

One year on from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the majority of Americans are seeing paltry benefits from Trump’s tax cuts, if any at all, while the wealthiest among us are living like kings. That’s because our tax code ...

AG Barr’s redacted special counsel report

I am utterly disgusted, but not surprised, by William Barr’s shameful performance [on the morning of April 18]. He was clearly acting for an audience of one: his puppet master, Donald Trump.

Hate crimes surge continues with racially motivated burning of Black churches

“A lot of people want to make it a hate thing. Well, we don’t represent hate. We represent love. Togetherness. Peace. Long-suffering. Hope. That’s what we’re here today to say, not just to our community, but to our country. Be ...

‘The report’ is out: Now it is time to refocus

The long-awaited Mueller report is out. The scope of the charges and findings against the president and his administration have been at least partially revealed, and the Congress is threatening to subpoena the full, unredacted report.

Aging with HIV in the African American community

In 1994, I was diagnosed with HIV. Today, I’m 50 years old and realize I’m incredibly lucky to have made it this far. While HIV is no longer a death sentence, many of my friends didn’t live past 30.