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Reclaiming the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of black Americans who are more determined than ever to keep pushing forward ...

Je suis Charlie

What recently happened in Paris was more than a typical act of Islamic terrorism.

5 years on, hope for Haiti

Haiti is a tough place, something that's especially so for its millions of poor, of course, but also for the country's middle and upper classes, and foreign visitors. But no matter their status, everyone in the greater Port-au-Prince area on ...

LETTER: The Red Line transit project

As an Edmondson Village homeowner, taxpayer and transit user, I support the Red Line transit project.

Make commitments, not resolutions

It’s 2015! People everywhere are making resolutions— lose weight, read more, quit smoking, etc.

Creating a global blueprint to the future

As we begin 2015, millions of people throughout the world will make their annual New Year’s resolutions.

Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

President Barack Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout black America.

Speaking to hate group more than a mistake

I grew up near the same tree-moss-draped area of Louisiana where U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise met with followers of David Duke, the Klu Klux Klan leader who in the '90s ran for governor and senator in my beloved state.

‘Selma’ is more than a movie!

The movie Selma, which debuted on Christmas Day, is an eerily timely film detailing a history not taught in American schools on a regular basis.

Giving athletes guidance and a helping hand

Recently, I had a chance to be a representative of the National Alliance of African-American Athletes (NAAAA) at the Florida State-Georgia Tech ACC Championship football game in Charlotte, North Carolina, featuring last year’s Heisman Trophy winner and championship quarterback, “Famous” ...

Look up Americans, it’s not as bad as you think!

We are one glum country! Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us.

LETTER: Dreaming of a green Christmas

This year, I’m dreaming of a green Christmas— where animals aren’t abused, the planet isn’t polluted, and humans are healthy and light.

Don't kick Santa across the yard: Move on, give and celebrate Christmas

This Christmas give somebody the gift of mercy and forgiveness. Actually be broad with your giving and generosity. We all need a lot of both.

Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil the holidays

From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift giving.

Paying it forward during the holidays

Phil and Mary Sue are generous hosts. Thanksgiving is their special time with family, but they regularly invite "orphans"— people like my wife and me who have no other place to go.