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.

Imagine if Corey Lewandowski was Black!

It is probably not especially politically correct to bring more race matters into the debacle that is also known as the “Donald Trump quest for the Presidency.”

Evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement

In Los Angeles in 2014-2016, the Black Lives Matter Movement folks we’ve come to know and love seem hell-bent on disruption of municipal and county meetings as a strategy (although at best, disruption can only be a tactic, not a ...

Life is valuable in Turkey, in Belgium

The ISIS attack on Brussels, Belgium, strikes fear in the heart of every human being who lives in a “first world” nation rattled by random, brutal and terrorist attacks on law and order.

Counting the Cost

Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to

Practical Politics

Now that Dr. Ben Carson has hit the inevitable brick wall we all knew was waiting for him and there seems to be no other political rump-shakers out there but Mr. Trump, along comes a spider of recognition—there is a ...

Counting the Cost

Sen. Bernie Sanders doesn’t get race! He gets economics. He gets Wall Street. He gets trade, and he gets distribution. He just doesn’t get race. Perhaps one of his lowest moments in this campaign happened about a month ago (Feb. ...

Counting the Cost

Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madame CJ Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a

Practical Politics

In what seemed like a ‘straight to video’ situation, Spike Lee’s most recent film, “Chi-Raq,” came and went in theaters so fast that most never even knew it was out. Compared to “Straight Outta Compton,” which

Practical Politics

Last week, Thursday to be exact, President Barack Obama pulled off another extraordinary event for a supposed lame duck—he had a White-House meeting with a 15-person-strong group of civil rights

Counting the Cost

As the FBI battles with Apple about privacy protection and the need for the technology company to break down computer firewalls, I wonder who will, exactly, be protected, when technology companies go fishing