OPINION

  • The Time for Injustice Has Gone

    “There were those who said that this is a many-sided and very complex problem. But however viewed, the denial of the right to vote is still a deadly wrong. And the time for injustice has gone.” These were the words spoken by President Lyndon Johnson at the signing of the Voting ...

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  • Protecting Our Climate, Health and Civil Rights

    As the AFRO-American reported in June, our nation’s Black doctors are deeply concerned about the dangers climate change poses to our health. Since Americans of Color are especially vulnerable to those threats, measures to better protect our planet are fast becoming critical civil rights ...

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  • A Missing Link in the Civil Rights Movement

    African Americans have marched a long way down the road to individual freedom and equality. Groups like the NAACP remain ever vigilant protecting and advancing our gains. But there is a missing link in the Civil Rights Movement—one that is often undervalued by most civil rights groups. That is, ...

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  • Talk is no Substitute for Action

    Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part of a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much. The period King conquered was a time of action. The actions Dr. King took […]

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  • NFL Domestic Abusers Get Tap on Wrist

    The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long – has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And when a team takes the rare action of disciplining a player for striking a ...

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  • Some Companies Get It. Some Don’t, But They Will!

    Washington, DC –Some companies get it.  Some don’t, but they will.   There are still a lot of people who believe the NFL is too powerful for anything or anybody to force changes in the league.  All they’ve got to do is look back to the Civil Rights Movement where Black Americans, with no guns, ...

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  • No More Fergusons Means No More Partisan Manipulation

    Grief can be a terrible blinder.  Tears fill our eyes and make it hard to see, even though we feel more clear-eyed in the face of tragedy.  I fear that the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York will blind us and foster illusions about the political actions the Black ...

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