Will a new consumer bureau director heed the agency’s mission?

In her first news conference as a Senate-confirmed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Kathleen Kraninger’s remarks sounded a lot like Mick Mulvaney, her former boss at the Office of Budget and Management.

White churches have a moral responsibility to stand up

In 2019, we will commemorate 400 years since the first 20 slaves were transported by ship from Africa by White slave traders and landed in Jamestown, Virginia. Now, four centuries later, race remains a central dividing line.

The myth of ‘law and order’ in America

I have long been troubled by the fact that politicians, including judges and lawmakers, will and do swear “upon the Bible” that they will “faithfully execute” the requirements of their offices or “tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing ...

Congratulations to Rep. Karen Bass, elected to chair the largest CBC in history

“More than building a career, what I have done throughout my life is followed my passion for activism. … So the theme I’ve noticed in my life is that great success has come when I was simply doing the things ...

America, we must protect our children!

Six years ago, Dec. 14 started off like an ordinary morning in classrooms across our country. Children rushed into school bundled against the cold, chatting and laughing and trying to contain all of their extra energy and excitement from the ...

DeVos hid student loan repayment abuses for 18 months

In February 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Navient Corporation and two of its subsidiaries for allegedly using shortcuts and deception to illegally cheat 12 million borrowers out of their rights to lower loan repayments.

GM layoffs are a result of Trump’s tax plan, trade wars

Last week, General Motors announced it will be shutting down five factories and cutting almost 14,000 jobs in North America.

Strength, weakness of President George H.W. Bush

The passing of former President George H.W. Bush has inspired the vocalization of deep love and appreciation for all this man did. Certainly, in this period of political ugliness,

Early voting and expanded absentee voting are key to fair elections

“Georgia elections officials deployed a known strategy of voter suppression: closing and relocating polling places.

A new moral, human low

It has come to this: tear-gassing toddlers. Heartbreaking images of the American government’s attacks on asylum-seekers at the border have emerged over the past several days.

Shall we say grace?

When I was a child, my father kept an editorial cartoon pinned up in the vestibule of our church that made a deep impression on me I have never forgotten. It was a black-and-white drawing by the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist ...

Revelation: The real face of American evangelicals

I was troubled beyond words when I read that American evangelicals recently asked people to pray for the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, who is allegedly responsible for the vicious murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist ...

Because of the Supreme Court’s complicity, our elections lack integrity

With more races being decided by ever-slimmer margins, like in Florida’s gubernatorial and senate elections, increasing attention is being paid to who can and cannot vote, and how difficult the voting process has become for certain Americans.

Trump’s racism by omission: Theatrics targeting Black reporters overshadows questions on voter suppression

April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, and other journalists of color, have not been favorites of President Donald Trump. From telling Ryan to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus when she asked if ...

Bigotry's explosion: The race war bubbling to erupt

I read a story this week about a government official in Texas, a White man, who said, “We’re a part of the master race.”