Black History Matters

Historian Carter G. Woodson’s goal to raise awareness of African American contributions to civilization was realized when he and the organization he founded, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), conceived and announced Negro History Week ...

MLK’s Legacy for Black America in 2017

It is a providential time to reassess the meaning and challenges of Dr. King’s legacy for Black America in this year of profound change, anxiety, and hope.

Elections have consequences

For a number of years as blacks endured hardship in the South, while pursuing a relentless quest for justice and equality by our black leadership during those times no one would fathom that, a relatively unknown senator from the state ...

A New Year presents us with new challenges

Happy New Year! Perhaps not too happy for persons of color in our country.

Obama made America better

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office now is a good time to remember and appreciate the legacy left by President Barack Obama.

Jackson: As President Obama Departs, We Owe Him Our Thanks

The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind.

Why President Obama Will Never Get the Credit He Deserves

In less than a month, real estate baron and reality TV star Donald J. Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Time to Lift Our Voices and Protect Ourselves

President-elect Donald Trump broke down barriers and against the forecasts of almost all polls, will take over as the champion of change in Washington, a legacy that has been assigned to him by a largely white, industrial, and rural American ...

“The Morning After”

The phrase “The Morning After” typically implies a reference to a previous experience, of which the outcomes are something you would prefer to forget or hoped it had all been a dream.

Foreign Influence and the Integrity of America’s Democracy

If the past is prologue, history suggests that Americans resent the interference of foreign governments and interests in our presidential elections.

Will White Workers Accept Trump’s Billionaire Cabinet Picks?

When Donald Trump was running for President, he specifically targeted the “White working class,” telling them that he’d prevent their jobs from leaving the country, that he’d bring back manufacturing jobs, and that he’d revive the oil and steel industries.

Trump Fills Cabinet Quota with Token HUD Pick

In 1984, at age 33, Ben Carson became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital. He pioneered a number of neurosurgical procedures and was even awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.

Post-election: We must be vigilant

The American people wanted change.

How Americans Lost Faith in Everything and Found Donald Trump

Professor Deva Woodly teaches political science at the New School for Social Research in New York. During a recent talk, she shared that trust in our nation’s institutions is at an all-time low.

No Ma’am, Trump Does Not Deserve a Chance

I was sitting at a Starbucks trying to mind my own business and right next to me two individuals were discussing the aftermath of the November 8th presidential elections. At one point they began discussing the protests that have spontaneously ...