Thoughts on NAACP’s “Retooling”

When news broke that the national board of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) voted not to renew the contract of its president and CEO for the past three years, Cornell Brooks, people started speculating about ...

Making America Great

As we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th this is a good time to reflect on the state of our union.

Our children deserve high quality teachers

I am a native Washingtonian. I still live on the same street that my parents brought me home to 50 plus years ago.

Education is key to our success

This spring and summer millions of black American parents will watch with pride as their sons and daughters graduate from high school and college.

HBCU leaders, advocates must engage Democrats and Republicans

As the president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), I’m spending a good amount of time working to build strategic, government alliances that extend beyond our traditional Democratic support.

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 ...