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.
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.
Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam,
President Barack Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union address (SOTU) on Tuesday night. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff humor and a little swagger when he rattled off his accomplishments and asserted ...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote, “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.”
On the same day that President Barack Obama gave a stirring and historically
The University of Kentucky at Lexington (the flagship college), has shrouded an indoor mural that features
I am among the tens of millions who had to be peeled away from their television set on Friday, Nov. 13
The build-up began right after Halloween, when the newspapers got thicker; the advertising inserts longer,
As I watched the Republican debate on Oct. 10, I thought about Kanye West and the comments he made after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans. He said, “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people.” Later he tiptoed away from the ...
Bye, bye Biden. The vice president who might have given the honorable Hillary Clinton a run for her money has concluded that the timing is not right for him. Clinton needs someone to rattle her cage, to push her to ...
In contrast to the more entertaining Republican presidential candidate debates, the first Democratic presidential candidate debate was more absorbing.
You can run, but you can’t hide from racism. I was preparing to write a column on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement that President Barack Obama wants to fast track through Congress.
Is Patrick Lynch, president of the New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, (PBA), obliged to defend his members even when they are wrong? The open letter posted on the PBA website and printed in the New York Daily News lacks credibility ...