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In It to Win It – My Head Says Hilary, My Heart Says Bernie

I am looking forward to November 8, 2016, and to voting for Hilary Rodham Clinton to lead these United States.

'Sham democracy' is fueling Africa's terrorism

From rural settlements in the hinterlands of the African Savannah, to plush hotels in bustling metropolises, terror groups in sub-Saharan Africa are pursuing their fundamentalist agenda with deadly ambitions.

Can Sanders woo black voters?

Hours after claiming a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to meet in New York City with none other than the Rev. Al Sharpton, a move that is sure to ...

African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised to improve the delivery of healthcare services in America— especially for historically disadvantaged communities that suffer high rates of chronic illness.

The economics of water

I can hear the backroom discussion now: “We can save money if we stop taking our drinking water from Lake Huron and start using water from the Flint River instead.”

Ask Carla: Should I tell potential employers I'm pregnant?

I’m pregnant! My husband and I are overjoyed but, I was planning on changing jobs in the very near future.

Human trafficking survivor: 'We need jobs, not pity'

There are times when I feel like screaming, on behalf of all human trafficking survivors, "We need jobs, not pity!"

The affront of Michael Jackson being played by a white guy

"Let me get this straight. Idris Elba can't play James Bond, but it's OK for Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson?"

Iowa Caucus reminds me of Groundhog Day

I have watched the movie titled “Groundhog Day” with actor Bill Murray. Looking back, I'm wondering if that movie was about the Iowa Caucus. The caucus just keeps coming back and back and it seems we just can't escape the ...

Ford launches Men of Courage for African-Americans

Ford Motor Company is helping to kick off Black History Month by honoring African-American men and amplifying their accomplishments.

It's not just about Flint

The best fiction has a way of using an imagined world to help us see the real one more clearly. I was reminded of that when I recently read "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."

Freddie Gray case is Band-Aid to Baltimore's bigger problem

The first police officer homicide trials in Baltimore's recent history do not deal with excessive force. Instead, jurors deciding the cases of the officers involved in Freddie Gray's death will wrestle with the question of whether the defendants' actions were ...

ASK ALMA: I think my nephew is gay

Dear Alma, I think my nephew is gay. I would even go so far as to say I know that he is gay. I don’t know why my sister, or his father or sisters and brothers can’t see it.

Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

Flint, Michigan is impoverished. The auto plants have closed. Forty percent of the city’s 100,000 residents live below the poverty level. It is majority minority. It’s been in fiscal crisis since 2011, with the state taking over budgetary control and ...

Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our Representatives

Does it really matter who wins the Presidency?