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Under Trump, Justice Department resumes fight for White privilege

As millions of students return to school, the nation’s Justice Department (DOJ) is beginning an investigation that could potentially sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies. As first reported by “The New York Times,” the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division ...

Immigration activists and Trump: ‘The pot calling the kettle black’

President Donald Trump’s proposal for a new merit-based immigration system that would screen visa applicants using a point system may be racist and exclusionary, but so is an immigrant rights movement that excludes, overlooks, and straight up ignores the voices ...

Torlakson makes ‘questionable choice’ for Inglewood Schools

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will be the sixth State Administrator to lead the Inglewood Unified School District. A little less than five years ago the California Legislature passed an ...

Practical Politics

This is a multi-national world. That is, there are currently 195 countries officially recognized by the United Nations, each with its own government, economy, domestic issues and international interests. In order to enjoy relative peace and the opportunities for prosperity, ...

Lawmakers seek methods in confronting racial profiling

In an effort to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the Black community, state lawmakers in Oregon recently passed a bill to combat racial profiling by police. The Statesman Journal reported that the “bill requires law enforcement agencies to ...

Counting The Cost

Lots of women’s organizations commemorate Equal Pay Day, which this year was April 5. It meant that women, in general, would have had to work all of 2016, and until April 5, 2017, to earn the same amount of money ...

Practical Politics

America’s War on Drugs (WOD) (aka War on Black People) has been an ongoing messy affair for nearly 50 years. It has not stopped drug trafficking, it has not stopped drug addiction, and it has not made the USA safer. ...

Counting The Cost

Hugh Price was the seventh leader (from 1994 through 2002) of the National Urban League, the civil rights organization founded in 1910 to help African American migrants assimilate into urban life, to provide opportunities for urban migrants, and to eliminate ...

Practical Politics

In 2017, too many world civilization histories and success stories still focus almost exclusively on what Europeans or neo-Europeans have done or contributed. The big lie continues being taught and re-taught. Whatever Black folk have chosen to participate in throughthe ...

Black people should not be ashamed for abandoning Bill Cosby

When the allegations began, I too was skeptical about the situation surrounding the “Black Godfather of all Black Godfathers”—Bill Cosby. How could a man who was proclaimed “America’s Favorite Dad” possibly drug and rape approximately 50 women? After the big ...

Counting the Cost

During the 2016 presidential campaign, our 45th president once promised that he would be “so presidential that it will be boring.” If only. Instead, he has managed to irk even his Republican allies by wallowing in the muck of name-calling, ...

Practical Politics

In an apparent, though perhaps unintended, attempt to drive the U.S.A.’s reputation downwards, the Donald Trump administration is doing spectacularly well. A few weeks ago, this column identified the rapid decline of this country’s international reputation viz-a-viz the recent Pew ...

Practical Politics

As is very well known by now, the African Union, the preeminent continental African organization dedicated to African unification into a Union of African States, is very deeply involved in its drive to succeed.

Chyna and Maia: Is there a double standard for shaming and exploiting Black women on social media?

In the span of one week, two Black women were viciously demoralized and exploited on social media. One person got caught up in his feelings and used his White privilege to publicly shame his baby momma while the other exploited ...

White House proposes $9.2 billion cut in education funding

No one ever said that higher education wouldn’t cost money. Across the country, tuition is steadily rising and students are taking longer to pay off their student loans. Today, 44 million consumers share $1.4 trillion in borrowed student debt – ...