Stay strong: Be encouraged, fight back

The last few weeks have been a very difficult time for so many of us, and we may want to give up the struggle to ensure every child an equal chance to live and learn and grow up safely in ...

Problem solved: Engaging African American youth

Here’s the problem: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of death among African American boys and men age 15 to 29 is homicide; and homicide is the second most frequent cause of death for Black ...

Bill seeks financial justice for defrauded Wells Fargo victims

A series of developments following the Wells Fargo scandal has now led to the introduction of legislation designed to bring financial justice to the millions of consumers affected by fees and fraudulent accounts they never authorized, nor opened.

Fidel Castro: A legend loved and loathed in Cuba, around the world

“We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History ...

What’s in a name? Roll call for the ‘conscientiously conscious’

“When the axe came into the forest, the trees said, ‘The handle is one of us.’” – Macedonian Axiom

Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-elect

As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning. Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate – his opponent, ...

The day after: Do not give in to despair

In much of the Black community, there is a feeling of deep depression and despair due to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Making democracy more democratic

“Can we forget for whom we are forming a government? Is it for men, or for the imaginary beings called States?” – James Wilson, delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787

Trump’s cabinet nominations are a calculated insult

President-elect Donald Trump protests that he isn’t really the racist, sexist, anti-immigrant Islamaphobe that his rhetorical excesses in the presidential campaign suggested he was.

The Billion Dollar March – revisited

In April 2005, I wrote an article titled Billion Dollar March at the behest of “The Ice Supreme Man,” Ashiki Taylor in Atlanta. The article was in reference to our penchant for marching when we are upset and then going ...

Respecting our elders, not a thing of the past

The fact that people live longer than ever should be celebrated as one of the biggest success stories in history. As the saying goes: “Getting old is better than the alternative.”

Repeated cycle of racism in the U.S. government

I have to be honest. America’s racism, White America’s refusal to acknowledge racism as a factor in nearly everything that happens here, makes me ache. Worse. It brings me to tears.

What if consumer financial protection goes away?

As Americans adjust to the realities wrought by the recent elections, one of the most important consequences has yet to be fully explored: the future of consumer financial protection.

Trump won the election, but White supremacy won’t win forever

I began election night with exuberance. I was among the many who forecast a Hillary win.

America faces a time for racial healing

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust … We must dissent ...