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The Black Press: ‘Same Spirit. Same Mission. New Vision.’

“You down with O.B.P.? Yeah, you know me!” That was the chant being sung by many people as they attended the recent annual meeting of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, in support of the newly elected chair of the NNPA, ...

‘They can leave,’ America has roots in other countries

The racist attack made by President Donald Trump on four Democratic congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York, Rashida Tlaib from Michigan, Ilhan Omar from Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts – all of whom are American citizens – has exposed ...

Realizing a dream for our children

Next week, clergy, seminarians, religious educators, community organizers, young adult leaders and other faith-based advocates in the intergenerational, interracial, multiethnic, ecumenical community pursuing justice for our nation’s children will come together at the Children’s Defense Fund’s Haley Farm in Tennessee ...

Much more than summer school

Close your eyes and think about the words “summer school.” What comes to mind?

The United States’ attempt to erase Harriet Tubman

With uniquely American hypocrisy, the Trump Treasury Department has pushed back the 2016 plan to put escaped slave and Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

When the quest for power is greater than the quest for good

According to the information in the now-infamous Mueller report, the president demonstrated behavior that supported the opinion that he obstructed justice. His former attorney, Michael Cohen, identified him as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a number of situations, as reported by ...

New university studies track high costs of discriminatory housing

In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations.

Governor, please do not sign that ‘born-alive’ abortion bill

Colloquially known as the “born-alive” bill, House Bill 16 would amend Texas Family Code to punish health practitioners with a civil penalty, to the tune of $100,000 or more, for “fail[ing] to provide the appropriate medical treatment … to a ...

‘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.

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