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The journalism profession generally considers plagiarism a cardinal sin. There are many, many examples of those previously punished for journalistic plagiarism by suspension, termination or other means.

Counting the Cost

After Baton Rouge, La. and Falcon Heights, Minn. there was Dallas. After rouge cops unceremoniously killed two Black men, there were five police officers killed by a deranged sniper who reportedly said he wanted to kill White police officers.

Counting the Cost

The day after 52 percent of the people who voted that Britain should leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common – what is the European Union? That suggests that the people who voted to leave ...

One shining moment

More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many Black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions.

What Clinton better learn from Brexit vote

Brexit — the stunning British vote to leave the European Union — is a clear and dramatic rebuke of the country’s political and economic elites.

Practical Politics

It is certain that within the next few months the American public will be overfed the Republican Party’s view of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail situation. She will be accused of all sorts of criminal behavior and lack of sound judgement.

Counting the Cost

I have always had enormous admiration for Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), and that admiration increased exponentially when I watched him lead dozens of his Congressional colleagues to sit-in on the floor of Congress to force a vote on gun control.

Muhammad Ali did not ‘transcend’ race

Muhammad Ali was, among other things, a proud Black man. He embraced his Blackness, and often referred to it.

Tears and Terror: The tragedy in Orlando

“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Beware of Donald Trump!

The United States of America, is the greatest country in the world. It has been since 1492, in spite of its growing pains over the centuries, and has continued to grow and progress to this day.

FBI Director Comey is wrong - keep filming

Last week a federal grand jury indicted officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott in South Carolina, on several charges including violating civil rights laws

Practical Politics

By now current research has clearly demonstrated that many of the U.S. Ivy League schools were partially or largely financed in their early history by profits and labor from American slave trading.

Kendrick Lamar isn’t a lyrical genius

I get it—Kendrick Lamar is better than average at stringing together coherent sentences

Counting the Cost

I was apprehensive when I learned that President Obama would give the commencement speech at Howard University this year

Practical Politics

Interestingly, as the rate and actual incidence of abortion are steadily decreasing in the U.S.A., overt violence aimed at stopping the practice altogether has increased

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