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A message for the class of 2015

If you are disposed to using the Internet as your guide, a diploma will generally be described as the proof of your successful completion of a course of study, or the bestowal of an academic degree.

Time for young people to stop the violence

I only recently embraced my status as an “elder.” Actually, I describe myself as an “episodic elder,” eager enough to take one of those lovely “senior” discounts when it serves my purpose, yet reluctant to turn in my party card. ...

Ask Alma: A tough call

I’m friends with my next door neighbor. She’s not my BFF, but we hang from time to time.

Passing for black? Now that's a twist

"In this day and age who in the world willingly wants to be black?"

Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the disclosure that he may have been sexually involved with at least two boys while serving as a high school football and wrestling coach in Illinois exposes the hypocrisy of the ...

Serena Williams, a champion on and off court

Serena Jameka Williams is more than one of the greatest tennis players in the world. She comes from a Black American family that has come to epitomize what it means to consistently struggle and triumph to success in professional sports ...

The Educational Equity and Excellence Project

All across the country, people are gathering to observe an annual academic rite of passage: graduation.

Ask Alma: My husband holds grudges

My Husband holds grudges

Media colors coverage of race

Discussions in the news media (I’d rather call it the “Views Media”) regarding the use of the word, “Thug,” are intriguing to say the least.

Black boys do more than run

I recently attended my grandson Austin Ragland’s graduation from pre-school in Buford, Ga. Yes, you read correctly – pre-school.

Blacks need Major League Baseball

A Chris Rock video has made the rounds in which he offers a critique of Major League baseball and its relationship to black America.

Justice is not blind

When racist attitudes, either conscious or subconscious, are combined with the discretionary powers that law enforcement officers have, the result is a differential outcome, with African Americans more likely to be the targets of “blind justice.”

Politicizing donations to Clinton Foundation

Like the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy that primarily funds education, world health and population projects, the Clinton Foundation was established to address such issues as climate change, global health, economic development, health and wellness and ...

America's true crime problem

It’s getting to be difficult to recall a week when, thanks to public exposure of videos, or tweets, text messages or emails, we’ve not seen another shocking example of police mistreatment of Black or Hispanic citizens under questionable circumstances.

The Waco Biker Riot and the lexicon of racism

Question: When men (and a few women) belonging to gangs known to law enforcement agencies for criminal behavior explode in a rampage – using guns, knives, clubs, and chains in trying to kill each other, and police officers, too, that ...