Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Stupid

“The Economy Stupid” were the words on the now famous sign in successful presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s 1992 war room. Today that sign should be in the war rooms of all candidates — from...

Herman Cain: Serious About 9-9-9 Plan

Herman Cain, the former Godfather executive, is not laughing. He’s dead serious when talks about his now patented ‘9-9-9’ plan and that the ‘Black Walnut’ is not the political flavor of the week. In fact,...

To the Occupy Movement: What Do You Want?

The Occupy Wall Street movement is now one month old. The protests have spilled over from their initial Wall Street site to Washington, D.C., Miami, and, according to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) website,...

Getting At the Root of Racism, May Unlock Jobs Discussion

Democrats and Republicans chant in unison “jobs, jobs, jobs.” President Obama offers an American Jobs plan, but Republicans use the filibuster in the Senate to kill it and a Republican majority will not consider...

The Plot to Dilute the Black Vote

After decades of trying to ease voting restrictions that suppress voter turnout in the U.S., already among the lowest among industrialized nations, Republican-led state legislators and GOP governors have quickly implemented or proposed a...

Paying for College

During my more than six decades of life, I have witnessed the struggle to afford a college education from every vantage point. The core lesson of that experience is clear. When we educate our...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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