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Breaking the gubernatorial glass ceiling

“Now we have Black and White elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense that we are one community, one family. Really, we are the American family.” – Congressman ...

Breaking the gubernatorial glass ceiling

“Now we have Black and White elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense that we are one community, one family. Really, we are the American family.” – Congressman ...

We must stop destroying our children

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues – the most dominating virtues of human society – are created, strengthened and maintained.”

The rich need to stop calling themselves ‘job creators’

There are two very distinct ways that have been touted to spur economic and job growth: Republicans like to insist job creation comes from tax cuts while Democrats like to insist this economic and job growth comes from consumer’s ability ...

The abuse won’t stop until we change police culture

Another day, another week, another month, another viral video of police gone wild. This time it’s Baltimore, a city already under a federal consent decree to reform its police department after a Justice Department investigation into the 2015 death of ...

Aretha, Andrew: One window closes, another opens

The opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities have always moved me and seem particularly apropos for where we are today …for in the span of this one week, the African American community celebrated the opening of ...

Stop Kavanaugh: President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee must not join the high court

“It is confidence in the men and women who administer the judicial system that is the true backbone of the rule of law.” – Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 531 U.S. 98, Bush v. Gore [Dissent], Dec. 12, 2000

Black wealth still plummeting, CRL tells lawmakers

For years, and particularly in recent months, major news outlets have heralded the nation’s robust economic recovery. From rising corporate profits, to lower unemployment, or rising stock prices on Wall Street, many consumers might conclude that financial stability not only ...

Our children are crying out

Last weekend in Chicago, 12 people were killed and at least 60 others were injured by gun violence.

#AskYourWorth: The Black women’s pay equity gap is growing

“The equity gap is calculated not just on the basis of what the Black female corporate lawyer makes, compared with her counterpart within the firm, but it looks at the median average salary … What is really bringing that wage ...

Vision for historic 10th Street neighborhood

There is no question about it; demolition of structures is a displacement of history. Throughout the years, our Tenth Street Historic District has experienced a series of demolitions.

Trump wants to use fear, divisiveness to win elections

The run-up to the 2018 congressional elections has begun. With 40 Republican representatives deciding not to run again, the party’s majority in the House is at risk. President Donald Trump has announced he plans to stump for Republicans across the ...

Trouble with lying: A matter of revealing the truth verses revenge

While there will be many people will probably order Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s book about the president. I will not be among them.

Getting real about high school graduation for Black, Brown students

Our nation’s graduation rate is at an all-time high. The national figure shows 84 percent of young people, overall, graduating from high school within four years after first entering the ninth grade, a trend that has been on a consistent ...

State AGs to DeVos: Work with, not against, state law enforcement

With 44 million people together owing a still-climbing $1.5 trillion in student debt, consumers have a huge investment in higher education. And as the price of college continues to rise, student loan borrowing will continue its upward trajectory for the ...