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 ...

Dysfunction exacts a cost

Earlier this month, The Economist, a renowned British weekly, ran an editorial advocating an end to the U.S. dollar’s supremacy as the world’s chief currency.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Raising awareness and saving lives

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It strikes blindly, touching women of all racial and ethnic groups.

ASK ALMA: Ex-wife taking up too much time

My husband was married very young, from the age of 20-22. The marriage was a disaster and they divorced without having a conversation or even seeing each other in court. He didn’t contest it or show up to the court ...

No due process for ‘Standing While Black’

Is Patrick Lynch, president of the New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, obliged to defend his members even when they are wrong? The open letter posted on the PBA website and printed in the New York Daily News lacks credibility and ...

Alabama's new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. Even as Alabama finally took down its confederate flags this year, it has raised new obstacles to voting.

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.