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The Black community need more conservatives/racists

A few weeks ago, the United Negro College Fund made a stunning announcement that caused a lot of consternation in the Black community. UNCF accepted $25 million, one of the largest donations in UNCF history, from Koch Industries and the ...

Freedom Summer – 50 years Later

The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer is being commemorated this week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region.

Hollywood gets a low diversity rating

The first detailed study of the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry has found that although diversity pays – literally – people of color and women are still woefully underrepresented throughout film and television.

How much are you worth?

In a 2010 report titled, Lifting as we Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future, posted by Insight – Center for Community and Economic Development, a startling and unbelievable statistic was cited. Written by Mariko Chang, with the help ...

Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time

Saving our children from the return of the unjust greedy weasels

This column is not about the recent story making headlines in New York City on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to lift a ban on pet ferrets.

U.S. has always ‘negotiated’ with terrorists

– I disagree with President Obama’s decision to trade five Taliban leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an apparent deserter who is believed to have been the only U.S. solider being held as a prisoner of ...

Celebrating Black fathers across America

As we approach Father’s Day across the United States and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those Black American fathers who are doing what is right and good for their children, families and ...

A pledge to keep to our youth of the other 99 percent

As young people graduate from high school, or finish the school year as sophomores and juniors, they begin to search for summer jobs. For the past several summers, the jobs have not been there, and this summer will be no ...

Right-wing media: racism doesn’t exist

A new posting by MediaMatters.org, the media watchdog group, sums up the conservative strategy under the headline, “Don’t Litigate It, Don’t Ever Talk about It: Right-Wing Media’s Solution to Racial Discrimination.”

Maya Angelou: Generous heart, formidable strength

Many people will remember Maya Angelou for her phenomenal career. She was a true Renaissance woman – an author, teacher, dancer, performer, radio personality and a producer.

Maya Angelou: A Freedom Fighter armed with a pen and paper

Millions of people throughout the world continue to pause, to remember, to celebrate and to recommit to the living spirit and legacy of Maya Angelou

Remembering Maya Angelou ... A rainbow in our cloud

When I learned of Maya Angelou’s passing, I remembered something she once wrote in Letter to My Daughter – “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

Republicans are veteran hypocrites

If you let the Republicans tell it, President Obama is directly responsible for the fiasco at the Veterans Administration.

Ignoring Black American veterans

The current controversy surrounding the plight of veterans in the United States is an important issue for all families in America who have benefited from the service of millions of men and women who have served in the military.