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A tale of two conventions

Having attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland two weeks ago and having intently watched the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on TV last week, I couldn’t help but notice how distorted both conventions were, especially in terms of the ...

From boycotts to buying from black-owned businesses

In recent days we have heard much about efforts to demonstrate our frustration and anger about the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Boycotting malls and various stores, depositing funds into black-owned banks, are important and have had some ...

Why Black Lives Matter To Me

There are deathbed conversions. I was there for one.

Cleveland’s RNC was the whitest convention I’ve ever attended

As I boarded my return flight to D.C. from last week’s Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio, I began to reflect on what I saw and I began to ponder how I could put to paper my experiences in this column.

Many states out of step with Constitution on use of force

Recently, President Obama held a town hall meeting to address the growing tension between minority communities and police forces after the shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the police officers in Dallas.

Deconstructing Reconstruction in the aftermath of Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights and Dallas

After Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Falcon Heights, Minnesota there was Dallas, Texas. After rogue cops unceremoniously killed two Black men, a deranged shooter killed five police officers.

This is why ESPN is the Republican Party of sports television

I am quite fond of saying about Republicans when it comes to Blacks, “Even when they try to do the right thing, they do it the wrong way.”

Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

It’s that time of year again when days are longer, temperatures are higher and auto dealers advertise some of the most tempting deals.

Ask Alma: My awkward niece wants to be the next Gabby Douglas

My niece is all in love with Gabby Douglas and thinks she can one day tryout for the Olympic team. LOL, now that’s funny. She’s awkward, uncoordinated and too fat to be in the Olympics.

Who's really to blame in the Freddie Gray case

On Monday, a third Baltimore police officer, Lt. Brian Rice, was acquitted of all criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a suspect who was fatally hurt last year while being transported, handcuffed, in a police van.

Recent police shootings show our nation’s hypocrisy

Just a day after millions of Americans celebrated the “Fourth of You Lie,” our nation got more evidence of the lie we live when we “celebrate” freedom. On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling was killed by White police officers in ...

LETTER: Support our police officers

Police actions in Ferguson, Missouri; New York City; Baltimore; Baton Rouge; and Minnesota have been in the news, and a few police officers have been seen using excessive force and shooting people.

The truth about to protect and to serve

The most recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile added to an already smoldering black community outrage.

The healing must start NOW!

We cannot allow these deplorable acts to define our relationship with the men and women charged to protect us. T

Michelle Obama: For girls, a heartbreaking loss -- and an opportunity

Ralphina Feelee lives in Liberia, where the average family gets by on less than two dollars a day, and many families simply can't afford to educate their daughters. Teen pregnancy rates are high, and pregnant girls are often discouraged from ...