Action on climate change crucial

Climate Change is happening, human activity is the primary cause, and without action consequences will be dire. That is the overarching message of the National Climate Assessment, released on May 7, 2014. The message is far from new, but cause ...

A slow response to Nigerian atrocity

Long after completing his 8-year presidency, William Jefferson Clinton acknowledged that he should have intervened in the conflict in Rwanda. Hundreds of thousands perished from the genocide that shaped the country.

Condoleezza Rice, not welcome?

Rutgers University of New Jersey invited Dr. Condoleezza Rice to give the commencement address at the graduation exercises of 2014. Immediately, some members of the faculty and several students mounted a protest against the invitation that led Dr. Rice to ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s Comatose Foreign Policy

The Obama administration’s foreign policy is non-existent.

Get over it: No hatred in Obama critiques

Quite often fellow Africa Americans have heard me criticize President Obama and asked me why I hate the President. I reject the premise of the question.

COMMENTARY: 'We can't let this be the new normal'

"There is a market for selling humans."

In praise of 'other mothers'

I had absolutely no right to cry over the death of Mrs. Howard. She wasn't family, and I hadn't seen her in more than 20 years. T

New tobacco ‘apology’ ads plan still excludes black media

A revised plan for major tobacco companies to purchase court-ordered ads to admit that they deliberately misled the public about the dangers of smoking would add nine white-owned newspapers to the list of publications carrying tobacco ‘apology’ ads but shut ...

The Justices and the scramble for cash

Many trends in American politics and government today make me worry about the health of our representative democracy.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NAACP and NBA owner Donald Sterling

The racist views of Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team have been well known for years.

Mental illness is our dirty little secret

I’m tired, my sisterfriend says. I don’t know how much longer I can hold on. As I hear her I have a couple of choices.

COMMENTARY: Divert, deny, distract

In beating a hasty retreat from Cliven Bundy, their onetime Lonesome Cowboy icon, Republicans have resorted to a familiar tactic: divert, deny, distract.

Black Jews remark may dog Sterling even more

"You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs," the Guy Who Sounds Like Sterling said on the recording leaked by Somebody Perhaps His Mistress.

Dominique Wilkins: Time to talk about racism

I am extremely proud of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

Healthier America, saving our nation from collapse

My mother once felt badly because we didn't have an ashtray in our house.