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Donald Trump: A clear and present danger

The danger that Donald Trump, practitioner of questionable business practices, inveterate bully, racist, sexist, demagogue and the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president of the United States, presents to American society was never more evident than in how he behaved ...

Make presidential race about issues, not a spitball fight

Donald Trump has now won the delegates needed to give him the Republican presidential nomination.

Moving from ‘depraved indifference’ to true accountability

Black people talk a lot about accountability, especially as it relates to politicians.

‘Original Child Bomb’

President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima last week offers an opportunity to take a clear-eyed look back to the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used in war. Germany had surrendered on May 8, 1945. Japan refused to ...

Clinton subjected to a different standard

In the larger scheme of things, the long-awaited 83-page report on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server by the State Department’s inspector general was no where as damming as the media circus surrounding its ...

Going from Black Power to green power

Have you ever wondered what happened to Black Power? Remember the days of the clinched fist, afro, dashiki and black berets? Remember Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, H. Rap Brown and the Black ...

Excavating higher education’s sins of the past

Amid the pomp and circumstance of these weeks’ college and university graduation ceremonies, it’s worth noting the “excavation projects” going on at some of them and in higher education generally. What’s being dug up is more evidence of the depth ...

God does not always step in, but He alway has the last word

We who believe in God have relied on faith in God in what might be called “the worst hard times.” In the presence of overt and covert evil, people have called on God and have found comfort in the belief ...

Obama must recommit to eliminating nuclear arms

On May 27, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, where at the end of World War II the U.S. became the first and only country to drop an atomic bomb. He used the occasion ...

Has the U.S. given up on desegregation?

May 17 marked the 62nd anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing so-called separate but equal public schools. As usual, the annual anniversary of the Supreme Court decision prompts reflection and an examination of the status ...

America must renew infrastructure or face decline

America is literally falling apart. In Flint, Michigan, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, D.C., the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge – which connects the North to the ...

The myth of equality, acceptance in society

As a child growing up, I found solace in words found in the Declaration of Independence and in the Holy Bible. The Declaration of Independence says “all men are created equal …” and the Holy Bible says that God loves ...

Building a solid foundation of economic empowerment

For decades several conscious and committed Black men and women have spoken, written books, taught, advised and, more importantly, initiated economic empowering projects and movements to help propel us to a higher level of mutual support and, thus, creating a ...

Libraries provide community outreach

When Andrew Carnegie was a 17-year-old immigrant “working boy” in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (now Pittsburgh’s North Side) in 1853, he wanted to be able to borrow books to improve himself – but in the era of predominantly private libraries he ...

Lyin’ Donald Trump is the biggest liar

When Sen. Ted Cruz was running for president, Donald Trump, now the presumptive Republican nominee, enjoyed referring to him as “lyin’ Ted Cruz.” At one rally, he said, “Lyin’ Ted Cruz – L-y-i-n-dash.” Actually, he should have said “apostrophe” instead ...