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Diversity on campus: Does it have a future?

Diversity is under threat on college campuses across the land -- from exactly the students cherished for their diversity by admissions committees.

Leaders provide vision not division

Leaders provide vision. They help people understand where they are, how they got there and what they must do to go forward. They help calm nerves and strengthen courage.

How to make Christmas

I received a call from an old friend this morning. I've known him now for over forty years. When I was twenty years old I lived for four months with him and his family in Dayton, Ohio, while I attended ...

Review: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’

Toni Morrison calls this book required reading, and it is. Even if it first germinated before the many police murders of unarmed African American boys and men over the last year, it could not have entered the cultural scene at ...

This holiday season, military families need support

Most troops have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

As we talk about what to do and not do with our dollars during the holiday season, retailers are eagerly awaiting and preparing for another way to get your money.

For communities of color, the fight against diabetes is far from over

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the rate of new cases of diabetes in the United States declined by about 20 percent from 2008 to 2014. This represents the first sustained decrease in diagnosis since the ...

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from the bench

On the same day that President Barack Obama gave a stirring and historically grounded commemoration regarding the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment, the one that “abolished” slavery, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia chose to disregard tenets ...

‘Employee first’ mentality is good for business

Not many companies can boast returns of more than 4,000 percent over the past decade. But Netflix can.

The NAACP is broken, members must fix it

Having served the NAACP for ten years in several capacities, including branch president, and having donated money to its causes, I take no pleasure in writing this exposé.

Is Spike Lee overstepping with 'Chi-Raq' as movie title?

If all the protests, Jesse Jackson appearances and Rahm Emanuel promises haven't curtailed the systematic destruction of communities in my hometown on West and South sides of Chicago, then can Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" make a difference?

ASK ALMA: When your partner's not interested in sex

Over my long Thanksgiving weekend, everywhere I went I encountered my married brothas complaining about the same thing – wives not wanting or initiating sex. It was as much a constant as football and turkey.

Can we please stop?

Surely some uber-conservative political candidates will call me out on “politicizing tragedy” but I don’t care.

San Bernardino: A horror that affects us all

The horror began late Wednesday morning in San Bernardino as at least two gun-wielding people stormed into a conference center at the Inland Regional Center, a state-funded nonprofit that works with the California Department of Developmental Services, and killed 14 ...

Is Barack Obama the most reluctant president in history?

Whether or not that title will stick to the legacy of Barack Hussein Obama will be determined in decades to come.