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Our education crisis: American children afraid to learn

What does “acting white” look like?

U.S. can’t be world policeman

I was struck by how quickly many pundits jumped on President Obama’s comment regarding ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in which he stated, “…we do not have a strategy yet…” Why the surprise? Why any outrage? ...

Blaming Janay Rice is an outrage

I never wanted to become the poster child for anything, let alone domestic violence. But my blood is boiling, so when I say shut up, I'm venting at all those people out there who insist on blaming the victim.

LETTER: Foreign policy of procrastination

When President Obama was questioned about countering the Islamic terrorists (ISIS) in Syria, his response was "We don’t have a strategy yet," and this exemplifies the status of our foreign policy.

Settling for optics rather than options

Black life, for the most part, has become a myriad of frustration, doubt, hopelessness, desperation, despair, struggle and fear.

The summer of our discontent

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster ...

Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

Some have argued that Ferguson is symbolic of “inner city America.” They argue that Ferguson is about racism, hopelessness, structural and systemic discrimination, and blacks who feel helpless.

Ferguson: An instant that could lead to a lifetime of change

In one instant, Michael Brown was identified as a threat and in the next he was dead. The people in Ferguson, Missouri have seen this story before and they are tired of its repetitive nature.

Foley's horrifying death, ISIS is a cancer that must be eliminated

The beheading of American journalist James Foley was horrifying. My prayers are with his family. May God comfort Foley's soul in eternity.

Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on blacks, especially young black males.

Failures in math, science education beginning to add up

Americans could use a crash course in math. According to a new study from the Brookings Institution, jobs in science, technology, engineering and math are vacant for more than twice as long as non-STEM positions— largely because employers can't find ...

Everyone needs to vote!

This is a call for all eligible black folks to register and vote in every election from now until eternity, so we can stop the rallies, marches and demonstrations related to voting.

News doesn't change much, so what's new?

Every day, we turn on the television and hear about all the wars in the Middle East. Life is bad in the Middle East.

Robin Williams and depression: We all wear a mask

Smart, successful, funny and handsome. Robin Williams seemed to have it all. And yet, today he is dead. Apparently, by his own choice.

Political will is obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace

One of the cardinal lessons of international conflict resolution is that two fighting is worth more than negotiating.

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