Breaking barriers: ‘Safe space’ is for White people

Dear Black college students:

Do not let your limitations limit you - invest in yourself

As a young college football star and Olympic weightlifting champion, Jim Stovall was focused on athletics and not his education. But all of that changed after a routine medical examination revealed that Stovall was losing his sight and would be ...

Just how blind will we be? How much more evidence do we need?

Gil Scott-Heron once asked, “Just how blind will America be? The world is on the edge of its seat; defeat on the horizon, very surprisin’, that we all can see the plot and claim that we cannot. Just how blind ...

Revising the undemocratic ‘map of shame’

“What we know about all of these voter suppression laws is that they have certain populations in their crosshairs, populations who they are trying to prohibit participation in the franchise because they fear that they will vote in a way ...

Racism on college campuses

As I followed recent events at the University of Missouri that culminated in the resignation of its president for mishandling incidents of blatant racism on the Columbia, Missouri, campus

Winning elections behind the cotton curtain

We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a compassionate president who did the right thing despite the heavy political price.

Mizzou’s football team wins on and off the field

Recollections of my 1995 article on the business of college athletics danced in my head when I heard the news about the University of Missouri football team’s refusal to play until the president of that university, Tim Wolfe, resigned or ...

Go to work, work smart and laugh your way to the bank

One of the best-known comedians in America is George Wallace

The Color Line: Demonizing Black college student protest

If you read or listen to much of the media, you have to be wondering what would cause Black college students and their allies among other students and faculty at two prominent universities to stage nonviolent, institution-shaking protests – one ...

Helping children cope with crisis

“If you were to look down upon the world today, you would see a world divided by wars and natural disaster … you would think there is little hope … Even though there is a lot of bad in the ...

Fake hero cop proves White lies matter

Writing under the headline, Police lives matter too, Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass summed up the sentiment – and mass hysteria – surrounding the supposed Sept. 1 murder of a policeman in a bedroom community 50 miles north of Chicago:

White conservatives’ minstrel tradition

Ben Carson is in serious political trouble, as his wacky and right-wing views on numerous issues draw more scrutiny and critical pieces of the “inspirational” back story he’s been telling for years get exposed as “fabrications.”

Economic gospel of churches working together

On Dec. 3, the Collective Empowerment Group, formerly known as the Collective Banking Group of Prince George’s County and Vicinity, will celebrate a milestone achievement – its 20th anniversary.

Charters and heavy testing hurt our schools

Across the country, parents have been in revolt against high-stakes standardized testing, with kids tested over and over again while creativity is cut out of classroom curricula. Parents – particularly in targeted urban schools from Chicago to Boston – are ...

Rigged racial bias in jury selection still continues today

“Illegal and unconstitutional jury selection procedures cast doubt on the integrity of the whole judicial process. They create the appearance of bias in the decision of individual cases, and they increase the risk of actual bias as well.” – Supreme ...