New momentum on common sense gun reform, let’s not stop here

“The question before us is, what is this Congress waiting for? Over the last 12 years, gun-related crimes claimed more American lives than AIDS, war, and illegal drug overdoses combined. Since Newtown, tens of thousands of lives have been lost ...

A ‘Loving’ history for the ages

Dear Sir: I am writing to you concerning a problem we have. 5 yrs. ago my husband and I were married here in the District. We then returned to Va. to live. My husband is White, I am part negro, ...

Challenge to affirmative action rejected

In many instances, the Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action ruling upholding the University of Texas’s affirmative action program was overshadowed by a same-day order overturning President Obama’s executive order to ease illegal immigrants’ path to U.S. citizenship. World News Tonight ...

Most White people couldn’t survive as Black people

The takeover of the House floor led by civil rights icon John Lewis over the lack of House action on gun control was exciting to see. House Democrats decided to “agitate,” a primary function of direct actions done to force ...

Murder of civil rights workers, judgment of history

“Investigation of the 1964 Murders of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman – Case Closed.”

For those eligible, voting should be an easy process

The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primary process “crooked.” Democrat Bernie Sanders suggested his party’s use of super-delegates made its nominating process a “rigged ...

Class of 2016: Beating the odds of a large racial divide

“Education is a precondition to survival in America today. Investing in children is not a national luxury or a national choice. It’s a national necessity.” – Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president, Children’s Defense Fund

Inaction cannot be an option

“This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or ...

Disrespect from Democrats, Republicans

After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year’s National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, I received quite a few emails asking: What can we do about it?

Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?

In 1991, Latasha Harlins was shot in the back of her head and killed by Soon Ja Du, a Korean store owner in Los Angeles, who received a $500 fine, sentenced to 400 hours of community service, and five years ...

After Orlando, drive out hate with light, love

Orlando now will be added to the haunting list: Newtown, Connecticut, Virginia Tech, San Bernardino, California, Charleston, South Carolina, Aurora, Colorado, and more.

Donald Trump: The treason candidate backed by hate groups

When will the leadership of the Republican Party do their duty to the nation and disavow the candidacy of the wannabe dictator known as Donald Trump?

‘Terrorism’ moves Congress more than dead children

The shooting at the Pulse Club in Orlando was horrific. Nobody would argue that.

Expanding the non-White teacher pipeline

“If not for the teachers that I had at PS 276 in Canarsie and Mark Twain Junior High School in Coney Island, New York, I would not be alive today. Maybe I’d be in jail today. But those teachers, they ...

Gary convention: Showcase of political impotence

(EmergeNewsOnline.com) – Last weekend was supposed to be a remix of the 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana. Richard G. Hatcher, who became the first Black mayor of Gary in 1968; Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, ...