The Problem with Assassinating U.S. Citizens

To be clear, I have no love for anyone connected with Al Qaeda. If they all dropped into a black hole tomorrow I would rest easy. But I must confess I have been left...

Another Champion for Minority Communities

African-Americans have long been targets of financial predators, but a new agency that will protect consumers has opened its doors. President Obama's nominee to head the agency has been a true champion for minorities...

The Campaign Season Is Upon Us

We all know the drill, lawn signs pop up out of nowhere a month before the actual election, mailboxes are stuffed with campaign literature, and robocalls asking for your vote interrupt your evening meal....

Much Ado About Nuttin’

In the wake of President Obama’s address to the Congressional Black Caucus, there are those who are making much ado about nothing, including the accusation that, by dropping his “g’s” the President was talking...

Georgia Remains Center of Death Penalty Controversy

Ray Charles sings about Georgia being on his mind. But as Troy Davis was laid to rest Saturday, Georgia was also on the minds of distraught death penalty opponents who saw him executed on...

Poverty Rate in Inner City Rises Twenty Percent in One Year

Is the subject “increase in poverty” discussed when lawmakers talk about furloughs, unemployment extensions, wage freezes, foreclosures, or jobs for inner city residents? I ask myself “What did they expect when there was a...

Americans Have a Right to Their Social Security Earnings Statements

Since 1999, millions of Americans have received annual, detailed earnings statements from the Social Security Administration about their Social Security benefits.   These annual earnings statements are an invaluable tool that helps millions of Americans...

Poverty and Jobs

Earlier this month, the eyes of our nation turned briefly to those whom the Bible calls “the least of these.” The U.S. Bureau of the Census revealed that nearly one of every six Americans...

The Murder of Troy Davis Sends A Spark for Social Justice to the Souls...

A little more than a week after the murder of Troy Davis I am admittedly still reeling and healing from this latest barrage of barbaric brutality on Black people from the United States “Justice”...

To Avoid Breast Cancer, Take That Cell Phone Out of Your Bra

For many young women today, tucking cell phones in the bra has become a cool, hip way to have simple access to these essential devices. They can jog, drive, shop or sit in darkened...

Black Youth + Poverty – Jobs = Screwed

It is a critical time in America. The recession has been tough, especially for young Black Americans who are faced with bleak job prospects, exorbitant student loans and overwhelming hopelessness. With an unemployment rate...

Silver Lining in Obama Poll Numbers

We are reminded almost daily that President Obama’s favorable poll numbers are at an all-time low. While that is unmistakably true, that’s only half of the picture. Let’s first take a look at the...

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