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Silicon Valley must embrace diversity

While the number of African American, Latino and women consumers of Internet and broadband products and services is rising, their numbers at the major Silicon Valley companies continue to lag way behind. After years of resisting disclosure, tech giants such ...

NFL keeps fumbling

I am sick and tired of all the hypocrisy swirling around pro athletes and the National Football League (NFL) in particular.

NFL threw Ray Rice under the bus

By now most people have heard how Ray Rice has been thrown under the bus by the National Football League (NFL) and his former team, the Baltimore Ravens.

President, Congress should work together on military intervention

In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said.

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 ...

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