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Diversity is more than a Mosaic

There is a lot of conversation today about diversity and inclusion, and for some it’s more about checking the box when it comes to hiring and extending contract opportunities to African Americans.

Reconnecting clergy and civil rights

The black church in America has been synonymous with the history and struggle for civil and human rights in our nation. From the arrival of the first slave ship to America until today, when African-Americans, minorities and other groups are ...

A “survival of the fittest” budget

In their health care plan, budget proposals and policies, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are sending a message about what kind of society they want.

Representing your constituency - reciprocity for those you serve

In last month’s column, I shared with you the current state of the African American community in New Jersey. Specifically, the 66,000 African American business owners of which only 7 percent have employees, and the double digit employment and poverty ...

Let’s get focused

Coming into the New Year following the election of our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, I felt compelled to use my column to help keep the African American community in New Jersey, as best I could, ...

Trump’s budget cuts hurt the same people that voted for him

If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled, right about now.

This Is Why Trump Is Lying about Voter Fraud and Crime

There are two subjects in particular that the Trump Administration lies about the most: crime and voting.

African Americans now face a political paradox

After the election was concluded on November 8, 2016, there were some that were shocked and in a state of utter disbelief and others, including elected officials who have stated that the president-elect was illegitimate and would protest his proposed ...

Local volunteers needed to protect civil rights

This month, we are celebrating Black History Month, which marks the accomplishments of our nation’s African American community and its contribution to making the United States of America, the best country in the world.

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.