Pres. Obama’s Historic Visit to Cuba

I find it quite interesting each time I hear CNN’s Chris Cuomo or other journalists ask whether Pres. Barack Obama was wise to become the first president since Calvin Coolidge to visit Cuba considering Cuba’s communist past and record on human rights. Of course it is wise, and the questions and responses by some show […]

How Latent Racism in the Media and Politics Allows Both Parties to Ignore Black Economic Concerns

Which presidential candidate best represents the economic interests of Black voters? To an extent, the very question is flawed in that all Black people are not alike and our vote should not be considered as a single monolith. But the assumption that the “Black vote” is monolithic is due in part to the fact that […]

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Bigotry and the Trump Wing of the Republican Party

Today, Mitt Romney will address his fellow Republicans about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and suggest that “2016 has profound consequences for the GOP.” Romney will blast Trump for being a charlatan and ill qualified to carry the party banner forward. By the day’s end, Trump’s horde will grow stronger as they remain convinced that if the […]

Be the Change You Want to See

I couldn’t get home fast enough last week to watch President Obama’s final State of the Union Address. Never in my life have I paid as much attention to the political process as I have since his election. My son voted for the first time in 2008, and we went as a family. My husband […]

The Legacy of MLK: “The Past Isn’t Dead. It Isn’t Even Past”

This weekend, Americans of all races will celebrate the life and legacy of arguably the greatest civil rights leader in our nation’s history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Had he lived, Dr. King would have turned 87 years old this past Friday. Happy Birthday! As a Morehouse Man like Dr. King, and as a lawyer […]

Fighting On A Lie

Each year during Christmas break I take time to binge watch all five seasons of  The Wire, the critically acclaimed HBO series that chronicles the drug wars between the fictional Barksdale and Stanfield criminal organizations. During the third season, Barksdale’s second in command Russell “Stringer” Bell, played by award winning actor Idris Elba, is killed […]