Paris, terror and the forgotten

I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative.

Rigged: Racial bias in jury selection

During the Reconstruction Era, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1875. The act guaranteed all citizens, particularly African Americans, equal treatment and access to public accommodations, public transportation and protected their right to serve on juries.

Blackonomics: Beyond T-shirts and hoodies

Recollections of my 1995 article on the business of college athletics danced in my head when I heard the news about the University of Missouri football team’s refusal to play until the President of that University, Tim Wolfe, resigns or ...

Mindful Madina: The freshman year of adulthood

There are basic things that everyone needs to learn to operate in the world.

University of Missouri: Reversing its troubled history

The recent resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe is not about one incident of a student being threatened with the use of the "N-word," but a part of a long history of intolerance that has only been ...

Blackonomics: Can I get an amen?

On December 3, 2015 the Collective Empowerment Group (CEG), formerly known as the “Collective Banking Group (CBG) of Prince George’s County and Vicinity,” will celebrate a milestone achievement: Its 20th Anniversary.

Removing hijab, finding myself

At 15, I never thought I would put it on. And by 18, I never imagined taking it off.

Remembering our veterans

The men and women who defend the liberties and freedoms of the countries they represent hold a special place in people’s hearts and an eternal spot in their countries’ histories.

Why race is hard to erase from jury selection

I have a confession.

Lilly Endowment funds Black Minds Matter

The Lilly Endowment practices what it preaches and exhibits outstanding corporate social responsibility.

Separate and impoverished

Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are unemployed.

We need to stop calling the cops on our students

Richland County Senior Deputy Sheriff Ben Fields seemed to think the only way he could get a young black girl out of her seat was to fling her across the room.

Watch film on Black Friday, before you spend another dollar!

When you die, what will you leave behind: bills or benefits?

A plea to save the family phone

This really struck me in the immediate aftermath of the South Carolina flood.

Why Ben Carson is beating Trump

Now that the Republican race is a fight between Donald Trump and Ben Carson it feels more explicitly like a reality TV show. "We took a billionaire who hates China and a neurosurgeon who loves guns and made them fight ...