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Did you make resolutions?

Every January millions of people make New Year’s resolutions.

Peloton ‘scandal’ shows how mentally unfit we’ve become

At the close of that last turbulent decade, nothing summarizes the state of our culture and our unhealthy relationship with contrived outrage quite like the “Peloton ad controversy” and the wave of hysteria that has followed in its wake.

Changes have occurred since the Civil Rights Movement

Racial segregation is a part of my past. I came of age in a time of separate but equal. In my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC, race was always a problem.

Black power means proper representation

“Black Power means proper representation and sharing of control...It does not mean merely putting Black faces into office. Black visibility is not Black Power.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #155

In Trump’s bag of denunciation, no target looms larger than former President Barack Obama, unless of course it’s Michelle Obama.

URBAN AGENDA - Student Loan Debt: A $90 Billion Crisis We Cannot Ignore

The student loan debt crisis is real. Through no fault of their own, an alarming number of student borrowers find themselves the victims of unscrupulous lenders.

Redefining suffrage, unerasing Black women

In popular parlance, can we unpack the significance of suffrage and inclusive democracy for Black women?

In the Soleimani assassination Trump threads the needle between boldness and rashness

Much of the domestic and international critique of Trump’s unusual and unilateral decision to assassinate top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani center around two issues.

The Trump era

Donald J. Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017 and became the 45th president of the United States.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Each year we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of this nation’s greatest intellectuals and champions for racial equity and class consciousness.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #154

In Trump’s world––with his wacky, narcissistic outlook in which he has fallen in love with himself––nothing seems to matter, particularly if it has anything to do with facts or the truth.

The challenge of being called African in America in 2020

The children of the diaspora are being called home, around the world, and they cannot hear the call. Africa is the richest continent on the planet, and many African Americans do not understand that they are Africans.

What the Framers intended

It seems like the world is on fire, literally and figuratively.

Guns, God and the American way

There are perhaps no two themes that signal the political division among Americans more saliently than guns and religion.

Should college athletes be paid to play?

The college football season was exciting. It had a lot of highlights and unbelievable moments. One-handed catches and defensive stops were served up to us throughout the season.

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