In the days since County Attorney Robert McCulloch haughtily announced a grand jury decision that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, spontaneous demonstrations and protests have broken out in more than 37 states ...
I will forever have a special place in my heart for the memory of our beloved Mayor for Life, Marion Barry.
At this moment I don't need my president to tell me to respect the decision of a tainted grand jury. And the call for calm from civil rights leaders, politicians and suspect clergy fall upon deaf ears. This isn't about ...
Like so many concerned African-Americans, I am incensed by the indiscriminate treatment of youth of color in large and small communities alike throughout the United States.
Ferguson is too important to be treated on the margins. It is too important to lead the news one day, and disappear the next.
Your zip code and your income might dictate where you live, but they shouldn't determine your child's future.
As we prepare to commemorate World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1, this is a good time to look at how the epidemic continues to devastate our community.
Decades later, history has proven Martin Luther King to have been right in his vocal opposition to the Vietnam War. What will history say 50 years from now about President Obama's leadership on immigration and his determination to fix the ...
While we have certainly protested and begged for jobs from politicians, our tepid and passive solutions have not moved us one inch toward our goal of lowering the black rate of unemployment. Why?
Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal.
Before we get the rope and assemble the posse for his "necktie party," I would advise that Bill Cosby — as we all are entitled to be — is innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proof is on ...
There has been some controversy about "Common Core" requirements that would somewhat standardize high school education, indicating what students should know when they graduate from high school.
If we have a roof over our head, food, water, the love of friends and family and good health, we should be giving thanks. Every day.
The relationship between black people and those in blue is fraught with tension and distrust, not just in Ferguson, Missouri, but also in New York, Oakland, and countless cities and municipalities in between.
As a Democrat who lives in Ward 8, I believe it is time we get ourselves together.