No constitutional equality proves we need the ERA

When this country was founded, women had no rights.

Confessions of a political donor: The system is broken

Our democracy is broken.

Sexism Matters in the community, work and church

The festivities for the commemoration of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have ended; the masses of people who flooded Memphis and Washington D.C. have gone home, but the question lingers overhead like a storm cloud … ...

Winnie Mandela bore the scars of battle, helped heal a nation

This week, Winnie Madikizela Mandela will be laid to rest and honored at a state funeral in South Africa. To many, she was loved as the “Mother of the Nation” even in her final days. When the roll is called ...

Entrepreneurship program has potential to close the racial wealth gap

“Investing to support the launch and growth of Black-owned businesses could build wealth for individuals and their families, assist with closing the wealth gap, revitalize communities and contribute to an overall healthier economy, which benefits us all. To do so, ...

Remembering Dr. King

I first heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak in person on April 19, 1960, at Spelman College’s Sisters Chapel during my senior year in college.

Let’s move forward together

In the spring of 1960, I was a senior at Spelman College in Atlanta and decided to help organize the civil rights student sit-in movement to desegregate lunch counters. I went to Atlanta City Hall to engage in our cause ...

Where do we go from here?

“When we foolishly maximize the minimum and minimize the maximum, we sign the warrant for our own day of doom. It is this moral lag in our thing-oriented society that blinds us to the human reality around us and encourages ...

Hold fast against the assault on King’s legacy

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination comes amid a fierce struggle for the soul of America.

Fear vs. Justice: One more Black man down

Stephon Clark, a 22-year old African American father of two, is dead – police having shot at him 20 times, with 8 of those bullets hitting him, 6 in his back. Police were “in fear of their lives.” They thought ...

Marching for our children’s lives, our nation’s soul

I am so proud of every one of the brave young survivors and opponents of gun violence, organizers, and marchers who led adults in the March For Our Lives and sister marches across the nation on Saturday.

March for Our Lives follows a venerable American tradition of student social activism

By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim, by allowing our movie and television screens to teach our children that the hero is one who masters the art of shooting and the technique ...

We need to revive King’s Poor People's Campaign

April 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, shot down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

A solution for those ‘in fear of their lives’

With the most recent shooting death of an unarmed Black man by White police, we are hearing the same story of why the tragedy happened: offending officers said that they believed 22-year old Stephon Clark had a gun and they ...

Fair Housing’s unfinished 50-year journey

Although golden anniversaries are often considered milestone moments accompanied by festive celebrations, two such observances in April 2018 are bittersweet memories for much of Black America. One took the life of an unparalleled preacher, orator, author, activist and Nobel Peace ...