Loretta Lynch deserves swift confirmation as attorney general

African American women were excited about President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as attorney general of the United States.

Passing the baton: Looking to the past for a better future

In wake of the tragic plane crash that killed Pastor Myles Munroe, his wife, Ruth, and seven other passengers of the Bahamas Faith Ministries en route to a Global Leadership Forum, I came across one of his last interviews on ...

Time for Black Democrats to switch

The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive.

Democrats: A party out of sync and sinking

If there was one lesson to be learned on Election Day it was this: Until President Barack Obama is gone and the Democratic Party leadership changes, Democrats will continue to lose.

Democrats have no consistent message

Pundits are likely to spend the next several weeks attempting to explain the many reasons that Republicans simply kicked the Democrats square in the hind parts to dominate both houses of Congress in ways that had not been expected

Republicans can make headway with African Americans

Last week’s midterm elections were historic.

Watching the elections from abroad

On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate.

Online career colleges flunk common sense

The most common model of college attendance is that a young person who graduates from high school and heads directly to college, perhaps taking a year off in between to work, take a “13th class.”

Dishonoring success: Street cred, bling and civil rights

If you want a provocative comment about the Black community, turn to Charles Barkley

When does one become ‘Black enough’ or ‘too Black?

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school.

Blacks are key to election victory

Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than African Americans, according to a study of ...

Celebrate civil rights on Nov. 4

Earlier this month the Supreme Court launched another in a series of attacks on the voting rights of all Americans.

U.S. trails over 100 countries in voting

Lost in the frenzy to erect barriers to voting, including reducing the hours available for early voting and imposing strict voter ID requirements, is the embarrassing fact that the United States lags behind more than 100 countries in the percentage ...

Are we voting for the party or the person?

We say we have “voting power,” but we have settled merely for the “power to vote.”

Democrats bash Obama yet want Black vote

Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes?