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Gun control alone can't curb violence

America may now have more guns than people. As President Barack Obama announces new executive action on gun control, United States gun manufacturing is a growth industry, almost doubling since the beginning of the Obama Administration (5.6 million in 2009; ...

Supreme Court puts reliable government jobs at-risk

Both of my parents worked in stable government jobs, so I had the privilege of growing up in a family that owned a home, a car, and set me on a path to college and even law school.

Government needs to work better

Whoever wins next November’s presidential election, it’s a sure bet that at some point he or she will vow to set the federal government on the straight and narrow.

Need customer service from Facebook? Good Luck!

A friend convinced me that once my Facebook “friends” had hit the 5000 mark (the maximum permitted) that I should replace my existing page with a “Fan Page” or “Celebrity Page.”

From employment to empowerment, why what you drive matters

Ever since Henry Ford declared he’d pay $5 a day to workers in his factories, African Americans have had a love affair with the automotive industry in the United States.

Beyond the Rhetoric: Have Hip-Hop and Wall Street destroyed Soul music?

Black people have always had a strong affinity for music. Soon after our forefathers were let off the slave ships and sold to plantations we started singing. Much of that was developed in the “Mother Land.”

The glorious force of Natalie Cole

Whatever life threw at Natalie Cole, she kept coming back. And hers was not an easy life: There was the loss of a parent during adolescence, the drug dependency and then a series of illnesses serious enough to have put ...

New Year’s resolutions for Black America in 2016

Whenever we begin a new calendar year, it can be useful to make New Year’s Resolutions to prioritize and focus for the immediate future.

Setting a goal for 2016!

We hear the same messages a lot this time of year. Put the past behind. Look to the future. Let bygones be bygones. Make a new commitment. Claim the new you in the New Year.

The other one percent

I watched the final Republican debates of 2015 in shock and awe!

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.