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When does one become 'black enough?'

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school.

LETTER: Israeli/Palestinian peace impossible

J Street, a national organization, promotes a peace agenda for the Israelis and Palestinians. It believes a final status agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians embodying a two state solution will guarantee peace in the region but this is sheer ...

An upside to focusing on race

Because of the hypersensitivity to which our world has succumbed, race is a frightening or taboo subject for many. Nonetheless, we should all talk about it.

Loretta Lynch, get ready for a fight

If the confirmation process for Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, gets significantly delayed, the reason will be pure politics.

Watching the elections from abroad

On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. However, this year was different. Instead of alternating between watching CNN and tracking results on the Internet, I was in the Holy Land, nearly ...

Did Democrats take the black vote for granted, again?

The recent election results demonstrated that the “black vote” is essential to the Democratic Party if they are going to win elections. It seems as though, all across the country, Democrats running for elections simply assumed that the black vote ...

The sobering message for Obama

Almost everything that can be said about Tuesday night's elections has been said, so with some trepidation, a few afterthoughts:

Black by popular demand

The black vote is said to be the determining factor in whether the Democrats hold the U.S. Senate.

Some thoughts on governing

I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t ...

LETTER: Protect Maryland's Waterways

On the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report from Environment America, “Waterways Restored,” highlights the success the law has meant for the Anacostia River, taking it from a state of horrific pollution to giving some hope ...

Democrats bash Obama yet want black vote

Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win black votes?

Ebola, stop the flights from West Africa

bola affected Liberians and other West Africans who can obtain plane tickets will be headed to the United States. How many more can we handle coming into our country?

Kidnapped Nigerian girls 'pawns'

The announcement by senior Nigerian military and government officials that an agreement has been reached with Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 kidnapped Chibok girls is welcome, although it has understandably been greeted with considerable caution. And ...

The hidden dangers of Internet gambling

Some people have asked me why I strongly oppose Internet gambling and I can sum it up in one sentence: Gambling on the Internet is for chumps.

Stacy Dash's racist remarks hurt GOP

Fox News contributor and Republican as of 2012, black actress Stacey Dash proves she really wasn't acting in the movie "Clueless." Appearing on Fox News' "Hannity" show, Dash called all black people in Louisiana government freeloaders who don't work.

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