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Moving forward to prevent gun violence

When 26-year-old Stockton, California, Councilman Michael Tubbs was elected in 2016 as Stockton’s first Black mayor

America should view James Baldwin’s Beale Street with different optics

Beale Street is anywhere Black USA – rural or urban – where the 24/7 steady drumbeat of Black Lives Matter beat out justice against a pernicious rhythm of “implicit bias and unconscious discrimination.”

Don’t let predatory tax loans take your refunds

For many consumers, the New Year brings an annual effort to file taxes early enough to help pay off big bills, replace major appliances or tuck away a few bucks for the proverbial “rainy day.”

Deciphering the meaning of ‘Christianity’

Following the announcement that his wife would be working at a school that bans homosexual teachers and students

Elected enemies: The government shutdown that is crippling America

Imagine having to choose between paying your mortgage and picking up the much-needed prescription for your health crisis because the job you report to and the federal resources you have relied on to live day to day are no longer ...

A call to conscience

Jan. 15 would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday. How should we honor him today?

A new year for children

As we begin the New Year, every new headline reminds us that these are very tumultuous times. I start this season redoubling my determination to focus all my energies toward helping build a transforming movement for children to end child ...

A message to presidential candidates: A winning strategy includes a plan for Black America

“You want our vote, come get our vote.” – Angela Lang, executive director, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities

On ‘the base’ of the American electorate

While nearly a million federal workers are not being paid as the government shutdown continues into its second week, the fact that the impetus behind the president’s position is pleasing “the base” is disgusting.

A more diverse Congress, a more perfect union?

The 116th Congress, sworn in on January 3, is the most diverse our nation has ever seen. There are more women – 102 – than ever before. More members of the Congressional Black Caucus – 55 – than ever before.

Living in America while being Black under the Trump regime

Currently, there are several Black people in America who believe that it is not important or relevant to consider them Black

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 ...