Black and latinos working together

If there was ever a propitious time for African Americans and Latino Americans to unite to advance the cause of freedom, justice, equality and economic empowerment, it is now.

When will it end?

After all of the senseless killings in schools, in churches, in workplaces, on streets by civilians and by those charged to protect and to serve us; I cannot help but wonder, “When will it end?”

Is it right to hold Oregon shooter's mother responsible?

As details emerge about Laurel Harper, whose 26-year-old son, Christopher Harper-Mercer, opened fire on his creative writing class at Umpqua Community College, so too has a common, unsurprising, undercurrent of blame.

A new breed of bigoted politicians

Among the many windswept cliffs that stand guard on the shores of the island of Okinawa, one is known for its particularly gruesome history.

Teaching our dollars to make sense

When Donald Trump first spoke about his intentions to run for president and called out Mexicans and Hispanics in general, here’s what happened.

We face real challenges to representative democracy

People who care about the United States’ place in the world often fret about challenges to representative democracy from other countries. I’d contend that the more formidable challenge comes not from abroad, but from within.

Collecting $200 Million from the debt collectors

At one time or another, many consumers have fallen behind on paying their bills.

Make money the old fashioned way

As someone who has pursued business ventures since he opened his first lemonade stand as a kid, Randal Pinkett’s favorite television commercial growing up was from the financial firm, Smith Barney.

New exit polls reveal: 100 percent death rate!

Exit polls are conclusive— 100 percent of us will die.

Debating the debates

Every time I think the media has sunk below the point of no return on the scale of embarrassment; they prove to the world that there is truly no floor for how low they can go.

ASK ALMA: Mother made a mess of our family

I am the oldest of my mother’s children and have taken care of our family for most of my life. My mother started having children early, was married and divorced several times and has really made a mess of our ...

The main thing we must do!

What do you consider to be the most important issue facing black people in America? Jobs?

Trump’s attack on immigrants of color

I want to direct this column quite explicitly to African Americans. When you hear Donald Trump wail against immigrants, I hope that you understand that he is also talking about you.

Ben Carson, rise of the anti-Trump

How do you go from being an internationally respected surgeon, to a conservative folk hero, to nearly edging out Donald Trump in polls for the GOP presidential nomination?

Migrant crisis: Europe reaps what it has sown

There is something almost Biblical about the mass exodus of desperate people fleeing Syria and other war-torn and impoverished countries. For European governments, struggling to manage the crisis engulfing their borders, the Bible has a succinct lesson they might do ...