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ABCs of injustice: Different rules for Black and White students

A representative from the office of Florida State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Angela Corey spoke to a group of African American clergy from around the country this week, attempting to explain how that office works.

Led by fear, MSNBC is disrespectful to Melissa Harris-Perry

Many of Melissa Harris-Perry’s fans are puzzled by MSNBC’s bizarre move to quiet a voice so compelling that it raises large numbers of viewers from their beds on weekend mornings. But it did not take long to realize what is ...

Donald Trump’s American, world history review

Isn’t it time to acknowledge the contribution Donald Trump has made to American, and indeed, world history?

D.C.'s version of Saturday Night Live

Last Saturday, President Obama attended his eighth and final White House Correspondents Dinner as president. Below are my favorite Obama zingers from the night:

Stop whining – start grinding

It’s interesting how the young folks have started using a term that describes what the older folks should be doing.

Hope is waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court

“Baldo came to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico, in 1988, when he was 17 years old. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife and their two U.S. citizen daughters, ages nine and 13

Black-on-Black coalescence – Part 2

Differences versus commonalities: Enslavement was different in the U.S. from the brand that was practiced in the Caribbean and Brazil and other South American countries.

Lifting communities from poverty by raising minimum wage

“We find our population suffering from old inequalities, little changed by vast sporadic remedies.

Doubting Black voters intelligence, intentions

If it’s presidential-primary time it’s a given a significant part of the political discourse will involve dissing Black voters.

Poor people are discouraged from voting

Bernie Sanders on Sunday tried to attribute most of his losses to Hillary Clinton – his recent string of victories notwithstanding – to poor people not voting.

Recognizing all of America’s heroes and sheroes

Every day I wear a pair of medallions around my neck with portraits of two of my role models:

End summer hunger now

Spring is almost in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Millions of children in America can’t wait for summer vacation, but for millions of poor children who rely on school meals, it’s a mixed blessing.

‘Bill O’Racist’ at it again

I have written about Bill O’Reilly, aka “Bill O’Racist,” in the past and his proclivity to distort the facts when discussing African Americans. Well, he’s at it again.

America’s war for democracy

The conservative movement’s war against democracy in America has erupted on two fronts within the last month in ways that sharply illuminate the threat to many Americans’ rights – especially their right to vote in many states this November.

Black-on-Black coalescence – Part 1

Coalition-building is the best way for Black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment