Saving Medicaid ­– An urgent SOS

This is an urgent SOS. Right now, Republican senators are working behind closed doors on their own version of the terrible American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives in early May that would rip away health coverage ...

Why the Paris Accord is important for Black America

“We are not faced with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the ...

The confusing rhetoric of Donald Trump

In a speech on Friday in the Little Havana section of Miami, Florida, the president declared that he was reversing some of the work President Obama did in easing the tense relationship between the United States and Cuba.

Trump cuts critical services for wealthy tax cuts

“My daughter Caroline is alive because of Medicaid,” Marta Conner told reporters at a recent press conference at the U.S. Capitol. Caroline suffers from Rett Syndrome, a rare, debilitating neurodevelopmental disease that prevents her from using her hands, talking and ...

Reflections on Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook: A great teacher and role model

When Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook passed away May 29, our nation and world lost a very creative and distinguished political scientist, trailblazing Black scholar and towering oak role model for his students. I was blessed to be among them as ...

Back to the future: Civil rights, Wade Henderson, the next generation

“A final victory is an accumulation of many short-term encounters. To lightly dismiss a success because it does not usher in a complete order of justice is to fail to comprehend the process of full victory. It underestimates the value ...

Demanding affordable housing goals, fair access to mortgage credit

As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice.

Looking for a grown up in the White House among ignorance, greed and immaturity

This president is exhausting.

Trump’s war on children

Our nation’s budget should reflect our nation’s professed values, but President Trump’s 2018 Federal Budget, A New Foundation for America’s Greatness, radically does the opposite. This immoral budget declares war on America’s children,

Trump administration charts a course to criminal injustice

“At a time when people across the aisle have finally found some of the modest, yet promising, agreement that we need to fix our broken system, the Trump administration and Attorney General Sessions have thus far indicated that they want ...

NAACP in transition, feeling discontentment

The national office of the NAACP has made a couple of significant changes lately; they dismissed the chairwoman, Roslyn Brock, and the president, Cornell Brooks.

The DeVos education budget – ‘choice’ or segregation?

The American public education system should provide an equal opportunity for all students to receive a quality rigorous education

Today is the first day of our next 100 years

When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909, there were a number of undeniably stark realities facing Black Americans that the creation of the NAACP sought to overcome.

In response to an arrogant question

When the current president was running for office, he appealed to African American voters, and asked, “What the hell do you have to lose?”

End the killing of Black children by police

The time is now for America’s legislative body at the state and local levels to bring a full stop to the endless harassment and killing of Black children at the hands of the men and women in law enforcement sworn ...