Class of 2016: Beating the odds of a large racial divide

“Education is a precondition to survival in America today. Investing in children is not a national luxury or a national choice. It’s a national necessity.” – Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president, Children’s Defense Fund

Inaction cannot be an option

“This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or ...

Disrespect from Democrats, Republicans

After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year’s National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, I received quite a few emails asking: What can we do about it?

Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?

In 1991, Latasha Harlins was shot in the back of her head and killed by Soon Ja Du, a Korean store owner in Los Angeles, who received a $500 fine, sentenced to 400 hours of community service, and five years ...

After Orlando, drive out hate with light, love

Orlando now will be added to the haunting list: Newtown, Connecticut, Virginia Tech, San Bernardino, California, Charleston, South Carolina, Aurora, Colorado, and more.

Donald Trump: The treason candidate backed by hate groups

When will the leadership of the Republican Party do their duty to the nation and disavow the candidacy of the wannabe dictator known as Donald Trump?

‘Terrorism’ moves Congress more than dead children

The shooting at the Pulse Club in Orlando was horrific. Nobody would argue that.

Expanding the non-White teacher pipeline

“If not for the teachers that I had at PS 276 in Canarsie and Mark Twain Junior High School in Coney Island, New York, I would not be alive today. Maybe I’d be in jail today. But those teachers, they ...

Gary convention: Showcase of political impotence

(EmergeNewsOnline.com) – Last weekend was supposed to be a remix of the 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana. Richard G. Hatcher, who became the first Black mayor of Gary in 1968; Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, ...

The ‘justice’ system in Black and White

Their names will – or should – become household words: Brian Banks and Brock Turner.

Clinton, Trump point America in contrasting courses

Residents in the District of Columbia voted in the last primary on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders vows to make the case to superdelegates that he is the best choice to take on Donald Trump, as he has every right to do.

Muhammad Ali: The legacy is easier to admire than follow

“Where you been, boy?”

Making history – the right woman for the right time

Hillary Clinton’s wrap-up last week of the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency – the first woman in American history to head the ticket of a major political party – quickly set in place the Democratic “tag-team” ready to aid ...

Remembering, reclaiming and honoring our roots

On the 40th anniversary of the publication of Alex Haley’s landmark book Roots:

Muhammad Ali, the people’s champion

I know it’s extremely difficult, but if you can, ditch the memories of Muhammad Ali showing up uninvited at Sonny Liston’s training camp, announcing that he was going bear hunting.