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New Jerseyans with suspended driver’s licenses: Read this

As I write this column, it appears that winter just won’t go away with another expected Nor’easter in South Jersey; it also appears that New Jersey State Senator, Shirley K. Turner (Hunterdon and Mercer) isn’t going away either in her ...

“Momentum”

In my February column entitled “Something in the Wind”, I shared my perspective and observations based on a series of meetings that I had been involved in with various groups representing the interest of African Americans in New Jersey.

Register to vote and encourage others to register

Many of us are angry about what we see coming from the White House and Congress.

President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Hurts Blacks

If you want to know how a president feels about your community, then all you need to do is look at his or her budget, because it reflects their values—both what they value and what they don’t.

Senate Lawmakers Seek to Gut Fair Housing

In just a few weeks, civil rights and housing advocates will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Just six days after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congress passed the law on April 10, 1968.

Black Women You Should Know

All too often, our “history” month turns into a tribute to the past. And while the past is an important place to lift up it is, indeed, a tributary, a stream that flows into the larger stream of an unbounded ...

“Something’s in the Wind”

For several months now I have been working with a number of representatives from groups that advocate on behalf of New Jersey’s 1.1 million African American residents.

Let’s Remember South Florida Mothers during Women’s History Month

As the father of a son lost to homicide, I want to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences in the horrific deaths of all who perished and those injured in the mass shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida.

The demagogue in the White House

This month we celebrate black American history and in March we will celebrate women’s history month at a time when the president of the United States is seen by many as the worst U.S. president in the last 50 years ...

Is Trump the Worst President in the last 50 Years?

Donald Trump, a man best known as a “birther” with a reality TV show and a real estate empire, who claimed that Mexico was sending drugs and rapists to the United States, was sworn in as president on January 20, ...

Hundreds rallied for Meek Mill, but what about the rest?

Recently, hundreds of fans and supporters held a rally outside a Philadelphia courthouse, chanting for Robert Rihmeek Williams a.k.a. Meek Mill, to be released. The rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his parole, stemming ...

History of Thanksgiving in the U.S. is a quest for unity

While Thanksgiving is clearly a celebration of gratitude for a bountiful harvest, its origin and history in the United States tell an unexpected tale of unity that is particularly relevant in in these divisive times.

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

If you’ve been to a Black Lives Matter rally or tweeted the related hashtag recently, then the FBI might consider you a “Black Identity Extremist,” at least according to a report published by one of the nation’s top law enforcement ...

Randall Woodfin: A son of Birmingham becomes its mayor

The first line of Randall Woodfin’s official autobiography on his mayoral campaign website is: “I am a proud son of Birmingham.”

We need a values revolution in America

On Friday, October 13, Donald Trump went before the annual Values Voter Summit hosted by the Family Research Council and declared America “a country that never forgets that we are made, all of us, by the very same God in ...

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