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.

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

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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

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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.

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 ...

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.”

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.

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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

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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. ...

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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

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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

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Michelle Alexander, the brilliant author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of

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Nick Cocchi would like to be the sheriff of Hampden County, an Eastern Massachusetts county of half a million people. Springfield, Mass., a city that is about 22 percent African American, is the county seat. Eastern Massachusetts

”Black is beautiful.” “Black power,” and “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud”—for this writer, these

I am looking forward to Nov. 8, 2016, and to voting for Hilary Rodham Clinton to lead these United States.

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Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of White men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning, and with no reason, the White men opened fire on the Black men.