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

Counting the Cost

Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college

High-performing schools are best gateway to success

As the school year winds down, one can’t help but think of graduations and where and how students will embark upon the next phase of their lives

Practical Politics

Okay, here it is—the idea again that death comes in threes, a belief common in both the Black community and others.

Counting the Cost

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for Mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election.


A 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. Some have posited that Black people are swiftly becoming obsolete.

Reality Check

The illuminating lead in a recent, front page article in The Washington Post, headlined “A New Divide In American Death,” stated the following:

What about Black women? We deserve equal pay as well

The Sewell Belmont House housed the National Women’s Party in Washington, DC. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right ...

Rejecting the Freedom to Discriminate

It was not so long ago when one of the most powerful justifications wielded in support of the American practice of segregation was religious belief.