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 ...

Democrats Should Pick a Leader From Their Strongest Voting Bloc: Black Women

The leadership of the Democratic Party, at the highest levels, has consisted of mostly White men and women and a handful of Latinos. What Democratic leadership in the United States Congress, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National ...

Democrats Could Lose Even More in 2018

The apprehension that I felt upon Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election has only increased as he has announced the appointments of his chief of staff, strategist, and cabinet members. As of this writing, he has mainly announced the ...

Black America’s Resilience Will Keep Us Struggling Forward

Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million ...

The Three Elections that Shaped Obama’s Legacy

The first backlash election of the presidency of President Barack Obama’s time in office was 2010 when Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives lost 63 House seats. It was the greatest loss of seats by a party in the ...

Trump Won the Election, but White Supremacy Won’t Win Forever

I began election night with exuberance. I was among the many who forecast a Hillary win. The only disagreement among my circle was how big the Hillary rout would be. I thought she’d get at least 300 electoral college votes, ...