The dearth of Black media ownership

In war, one of the first things the enemy does is destroy his adversary’s ability to communicate within its ranks. Chaos likely ensues if a fighting force cannot communicate internally. Individual soldiers end up doing their own thing, left to ...

Secrets of the wealthy: Ten ways to live like a millionaire

Born into poverty in Union City, New Jersey, Alan Weiss worked his way through college, hoping to create a life very different from his upbringing. He joined a consulting firm, but had a major setback when he was fired in ...

Crying in the wilderness for Republicans to be more inclusive

My friends sometimes jokingly refer to me as the John the Baptist of the Republican Party.

When Congressional bipartisanship worked

Amidst the shameful dysfunctional legislative gridlock of the U.S. House of Representatives, it was a great joy last week to celebrate a time and a leader – former Minnesota Senator and Vice President Walter Mondale – when bipartisanship, common sense ...

An 11-hour infomercial for Clinton

House Republicans’ Benghazi hearing last week was designed to further lower Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers in her quest to become president. But the Republican strategy backfired as the televised hearing became an 11-hour infomercial for Hillary Clinton.

Higher-ed summit focus: equity, affordability

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

The GOP’s ‘get Clinton’ committee strikes

Add another line to Hillary Clinton’s qualifications for the presidency: “Faced down the latest Republican Party attempt to wreck the Democratic Party and the two-party system in America.”

Poor Black communities remain separate, impoverished

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are unemployed.

Your life, legacy: Will your family get bills or benefits?

When you die, what will you leave behind, bills or benefits?

Teaching the truth about America’s history

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Grading the Democratic debate

The first debate among Democrats seeking to succeed Barack Obama as president may have been the first time a group of national politicians bragged on television about getting a failing grade.

GOP: The wrecking ball party

In late September, John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House, after years of battling Republican extremists in Congress, stunned the political world by announcing he was giving up that position and leaving Congress altogether at the end of October.

Democrats’ debate indifferent to Blacks

The Democratic debate was nothing short of embarrassing, insulting and dismissive of Black people. While the men did not wear the traditional red and blue ties, thank God, the two-and-a-half-hour rhetorical exercise was an in-your-face thumbing of the nose at ...

The value of wise counsel while building a dream

Proverbs 11:14 teaches that there is safety in the multitude of wise counselors.

Gun lobby can be defeated to help curb mass shootings

Each Monday in Chicago, we gird ourselves for the most recent score.