Saudi Arabia’s Race Problem

My first visit to the Middle East was a spiritual and social learning experience.  It highlighted the differences in our cultures as well as...

I Don’t Know Omarosa Manigault, But I Do Know April Ryan

April Ryan, who has covered the White House for 20 years, has earned respect from colleagues in government and reporters across the country. She...

Donald Trump: The Treason Candidate

When will the leadership of the Republican Party do their duty to the nation and disavow the candidacy of the wannabe dictator known as...

Fairness for Black Travelers

You learn a lot about the character of an organization when things go wrong. For the team at Airbnb, hearing the outcry from African...

Raised in Cherry Hill (R.I.C.H.)

I’ve always wanted to be a good writer but no matter how hard I practiced or read many writing books/articles, my writing never improved....

Nebraska Shows Why Elite High School Athletes Should Reconsider HBCUs

If there was ever a time that blue chip high school Black athletes should stand down and take a knee it is now.  The...

Dealing with Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans

After last week's column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year's National Black Political Convention in Gary, Ind., I received...

Fatherhood is a Full-Time Job

One of my favorite days of observation is Father’s Day. No, it is not because I am a father and grandfather, and I get...

The Greener Side of Real Estate

A few years ago, I was doing some research on how Maryland was leading the charge when it came to sustainable building practices and...

Racism Raises its Head in Howard County Schools

(Updated 12/14/2016) I am concerned that in the year 2016 in a County where Mr. Jim Rouse spent his entire life trying to build...

Baltimore Needs a Black-Owned Arts and Entertainment District

About a year ago, I walked into Womb Works on Wallbrook Avenue and there were framed portraits of the staff hanging on the wall....

Even Funerals Are Not Family Reunions Anymore

Most of the relatives on my mother's side migrated from Tuscaloosa, Ala. to Johnson City, Tenn., where my oldest aunt, Julia Mae Cousin, established...