Ending child poverty: A moral, economic necessity

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory … all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats… Then the king will say ...

Connecticut education ruling is endorsement for Main Street Marshall Plan

“A spending scheme really can’t be said to be aimed at elementary and secondary school education when the state doesn’t even enforce a coherent idea of what these words mean. The state’s definition of what it means to have a ...

The urgency of now: Building our economy

Adam Clayton Powell’s famous 1967 speech, What’s in Your Hand?, pointed out a very important and relevant truth that still applies today. He said,

Republican Party rejects African American voters

Are Black voters so loyal to Democrats that their issues are ignored? Donald Trump suggests as much, arguing that Blacks had “nothing to lose” by voting for him. Now a column by Farai Chideya at FiveThirtyEight cites academics that make ...

Calling on God in time of trouble, great sorrow

Last week in Columbus, Ohio, a young teen – 13 years old – was shot and killed by a Columbus police officer.

‘Ban the Box’ helps ex-offenders succeed, community grow

More than 700,000 Americans are released from prison each year.

Teaching for success: Welcoming and respecting every child

Teaching children may be the highest way to seek God. It is, however, also the most daunting way, in the sense of the greatest responsibility. – Gabriela Mistral, Chilean Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature

NMAAHC: Telling America’s story

“It is the purpose of the National Memorial Association; to erect a beautiful building suitable to depict the [N]egro’s contribution to America in the military service, in art, literature, invention, science, industry, etc. – fitting tribute to the Negro’s contributions ...

Five steps in the march to civil rights, equality

Whether patriots disguised as “Indians” or heirs of Attucks at a Woolworth’s lunch counter or drag goddesses marching down Fifth Avenue, the power of disruption has been the overwhelming tool of the otherwise oppressed in their respective marches toward equity ...

The political dialogue: Social media’s challenge to democracy

I’ve been involved in politics for the better part of a lifetime and have spoken at a lot of public meetings over the years.

Does your child have health insurance?

If asking parents this simple question could help ensure children stay healthier, do better in school, and even save a child’s life

God, religion and the pursuit of justice

I will never forget when, eight years ago, I was canvassing, registering people to vote. Whenever you go door to door, you realize that you will get a wide range of reactions, from an open willingness to register to flat-out ...

Olympic Games: Diversity wins gold in Rio

“Team USA reminds the world why America always sets the gold standard: We’re a nation of immigrants that finds strength in our diversity and unity in our national pride

Democrats don’t get blank check from Black voters

Donald Trump made a pitch for Black votes this week in his own inimitable fashion. Speaking in a virtually all-White suburb of Detroit, he suggested that African American communities are “suffering from Democratic control.”

Set Corey Jacobs free: He deserves a grant of clemency from Obama

As the daughter of a formerly incarcerated mother, I know from personal experience that when one person goes to prison, the whole family goes to prison.