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Where the election stands
Saturday, July 23, 2016
The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s a good time to step back and assess this year’s election. Which carries bad news for both parties. The Republicans face a steep electoral challenge. If Hillary Clinton carries Florida (where
Hip-hop culture is the monster the black community created
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I am quite confident that what I am about to write will prove to be quite controversial, but I implore my readers to please read carefully. I will preface this column with one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 4:7: “Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.” Let's see if we can get
Where are the minority Zuckerbergs and Sandbergs?
Monday, July 4, 2016
The question, which came from a participant in a minority business empowerment seminar, quieted the room. The answer is simple: They’re out there. But they don’t have a data plan. That seems glib. But truth comes best in a simple package. The digital divide is real. Millions of brilliant, creative thinkers are still left behind because they
Movement for black lives yields new targets of the state
Thursday, June 30, 2016
During the height of the Ferguson, Missouri, rebellion in late summer 2014, youth organizer Joshua Williams (right) quickly rose to the call of duty. In the aftermath of Officer Darren Wilson’s brutal murder of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown, 19-year-old Williams stepped forward in the most dedicated and courageous way possible – on the
Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans
Saturday, June 25, 2016
After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year’s National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, I received quite a few emails asking: What can we do about it? For anyone who may have missed the column, I noted that in an ultimate show of disrespect, each major presidential candidate

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Where the election stands

The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the

Pushback against new police station rages on

DURHAM – Community members rallied together in front of the Durham Police Department

Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad offers living history

“I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.” - Harriet