Small Win against Crushing Tide—SCOTUS Says Yes to Race Factor in College Admissions

On June 23, the Supreme Court of the United States provided a small, yet meaningful win for affirmative action in Fisher v. University of...

Let’s Finish the Job on Rough Rides

Five officers are now being disciplined internally for Freddie Gray's handling, "rough ride" and death. Also this year, Baltimore has retrofitted vehicles to keep...

EPA Reaches Out to Communities of Color

The Environmental Protection Agency was established on Dec. 2, 1970 under Republican President Nixon in the wake of elevated concerns about the environment. On Oct....

What Will 2016 Usher In?

                         "Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,        ...

Lives in the Balance

Most Americans recoiled in horror and disgust as the Republican Senate majority, following in lock-step with their House Republican colleagues, forced party-line votes on...

Muhammad Ali Gave a Sea Change Lesson Heard Around the World

I first met Muhammad Ali when I was a 23-year-old newly minted 6’7’student athlete graduate of Temple University.  He visited the matinee performance of the...

Opening Doors to Opportunity

Higher education transformed my life.  It was an opportunity that, working together, we can make available to everyone in our community. In this Information Age,...

The Role of HBCUs in the Marches on Washington

History is a political enterprise. All who set out to chronicle the past are motivated by ends that some are honest enough to disclose,...

Remembering The “Father of African-American History”

The building that houses my public charter high school on Minnesota Avenue in Northeast D.C. is named for the man who launched what we...

Donald Trump and the Spectacle of Lying

During his march to the Republican Party nomination, Donald Trump has repeatedly demanded that for the time being all Muslims should be barred from...

Going the extra mile

During this summer of the Olympic Games, it is worthwhile to ask ourselves whether we, too, are willing to go the extra mile to...

The Rich History and Current Relevance of America’s HBCUs

On Jan. 9, the remedial phase of The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, et al. v. The Maryland Higher Education...