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Our white liberal conundrum
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning whites can appropriate black suffering and be a true participant in our liberation. From the roots of the abolitionist movement to the Niagara Movement, and subsequent founding of the interracial NAACP to the civil rights
 
Are you having fun with today's politics?
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
“I'll see your two blacks and raise you two more.” The vast majority of the news is centered on politics, specifically the 2016 presidential race, which is 14 months away. Black people are being sucked under by a whirlpool of nonsense on TV news outlets, newspaper and magazine commentaries, lectures and even some protests. Candidates are
 
The real reform that would help low-income students
Thursday, August 20, 2015
One of the most often-cited justifications for the radical education “reforms” in the General Assembly these days is that they will help low-income children who are currently struggling in traditional public schools. Supporters of the state’s school voucher scheme that diverts taxpayer dollars to almost entirely unaccountable private and
 
Where are the caring adults?
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
What’s on the minds of many high school students these days: the start of a new school year, getting a driver’s license, worrying whether they’ll make the team, perhaps daydreaming about college and sweating over SAT exams? But that’s not what three black male high school students told a Children’s Defense Fund audience this
 
The legacy of Julian Bond
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
There is an old African proverb that says, “The spirit of a freedom warrior will never die in the enduring life of the village, yet that valued spirit will be passed on to future generations.” Julian Bond was a freedom fighter. He was a gallant leader-warrior for freedom, justice and equality. And his spirit will never die. The National
 
GOP's raging intra-party war
Thursday, August 13, 2015
The Aug. 6 Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party's continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the GOP's raging intra-party war and identity crisis is more serious than ever. Donald Trump's
 
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