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What If Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Was Black
April 7, 2016
It is probably not especially politically correct to bring more race matters into the debacle that is also known as the Donald Trump quest for the Presidency. He has called out and targeted racial and ethnic groups, as well as targeted individual women because of their appearance (or more, but we won’t go there). He has supported basic thuggery, offering to pay the legal fees for a man who sucker-punched an African American protester, and egging on others who beat up a protester. The latest goes from the amusing to the amazing. Although there is a video showing his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski putting his hands on former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, he and Trump have said that eyes can lie. Even in the face of video evidence, he denied touching Fields. He and Trump tried to dismiss her as “delusional,” essentially “blaming the victim.” ... read more »
Where is Today’s Madam C.J. Walker?
March 9, 2016
Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, ... read more »
Why Aren’t We Discussing Voter Suppression During an Election Year?
March 2, 2016
Bill Fletcher says that time and again throughout the history of the United States if the ruling elite wants to push through a nefarious measure, they first implement it in communities of color. ... read more »
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Black Consciousness vs. Christianity
January 27, 2016
This is not an attempt to proselytize or to shape your thinking regarding religion or spirituality. Rather, this is an attempt to delve into a subject that is often brought up among Black folks and used to separate us instead of bring us together around practical economic/public policy solutions. ... read more »
Economic Inequality at Home and Abroad
January 27, 2016
Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam, the international organization that works on world poverty issues, released a report that addressed inequality. They found the international wealth gap growing rapidly. Last year, just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the bottom half of the world population. ... read more »
The Transformative Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 2016
January 6, 2016
There is no debate concerning the irrefutable fact that ... was one of the greatest leaders recognized, admired and affirmed by millions of people across America and throughout the world.    ... read more »
New Year Resolutions that Will Challenge Black America in 2016
December 29, 2015
Whenever we begin a new calendar year, it can be useful to make New Year’s Resolutions to prioritize and focus for the immediate future. Beyond the traditional litany of making very personal and oftentimes private resolutions at the beginning of a new year, Black America as a whole, I believe, should be vocal and public about our determination to keep pushing forward for freedom, justice, equality and economic empowerment. ... read more »
This Is How the Holidays Expose Income Inequality
December 29, 2015
In progressive policy circles, and during the Democratic presidential debates, people are talking about income inequality. Though this phenomenon has always been with us, the activists who are demanding $15 per hour pay remind us that some have much and too many have too little. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have pulled Democrats into the conversation, some kicking and screaming. President Obama, who barely mentioned the word “poverty” in the first six years of his presidency, has recently talked about income inequality. ... read more »
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Why Changing Building Names and Covering Murals Is Not Enough
December 10, 2015
    The University of Kentucky at Lexington (the flagship college), has shrouded an indoor mural that features paintings of enslaved African Americans bending to pick tobacco (or possibly cotton) while a train full of White folks seems to appear on their backs. ... read more »
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