The images which are so popular in movies and on television bear very little resemblance to the realities of most of our lives.
The great military minds that surround the president of the United States might have saved themselves and their boss some embarrassment and some minor peril two days before the major storm hit, had they simply heeded the advice of Mark Twain.
Unfortunately, the "great again" slogan is a delusional myth. What these guys really want is to go back to a time when "if you're White you're right, and if you're Black get back."
Muslims have been set upon in this country for 85 years and counting.
Frances Cress Welsing's passing leaves tears on my heart and then a smile because I knew her and her sister Lorne Cress Love personally and because her unerring but unpopular scholarship confirmed so many of my own core beliefs.
I agree with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's declaration to real estate mogul Donald Trump when he told The Donald "You’ll never be president."
Recent events have made us consider once again suicide assassins or other criminals whose aim is to murder innocent people in order to shock everyone else.
What's sauce for the goose should be tasty sauce for the gander.
Republican voters are behaving like mythological lemmings, following xenophobe and race-baiter Donald Trump (and other right-wing presidential candidates) toward certain doom in a rhetorical war with the so-called Islamic State.
Islam is not America's problem: In Islam can be found the solution to the problem.
The wheels have begun rapidly falling off the Carson campaign bandwagon.
Pity the poor elected official.
In some respects the recent Republican Congressional overreach—trying to crucify former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton over the tragic Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on a U.S. CIA compound in Benghazi Libya—may have in fact guaranteed her the party’s nomination.
I'm not sure if we should pity them or pity ourselves for standing in awe of them.
None of us knows the life that might have been had any of the millions of Black babies lost to abortion been born and given the love and nurturing environment that produce good people.
The evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible. The White American body politic is full of hatred for Black people.
For those who "read the signs" in nature, this is an awesome time. There was a convergence of major events, both natural and national, the likes of which has not been seen in a long, long time.
All over this country, the myth of the Great White Society is turning into dust, and Republicans loathe to accept the reality that is being manifested right before their eyes.
I thought I would write a scathing indictment of White American and European bigotry against and hatred of non-white people. Then, when I looked closely, I saw a lot of “people of color” blocking my view of the Caucasians.
What can a powerless, essentially unarmed population do to make the rest of the society which has armed itself as if White folks would welcome a race war where they along with the authorities might slaughter Black folks en masse? How can we — without the force of arms make our tormentors "feel our pain?" The solution is simple.
Amiri Baraka chilled my heart when he declared there's a "bridge of bones" on the sea floor, across the Atlantic Ocean, where as many as 30 million kidnapped Africans were tossed into the ocean every day during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
I’m not interested in the conspicuous artistic merits of any movie about these antisocial thugs turned gangsta rappers who turn around and take movie and TV roles as cops and secret federal agents, tricking, deceiving and betraying our people.
Like so many, many others, I literally gasped when I learned that former Georgia state Sen. and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond had died.
As life-and-death serious as the times in which we live are, I can't help but think of the first Republican presidential debate in only comedic terms.
The president told one audience that he likes doing his job and that he thinks he could have been elected to a third term if the U.S. Constitution had permitted it.
The disrespect that's been heaped on this president since he took office in 2009 is beyond the pale.
With exactly one and a half years left in office, that guy Barack Hussein Obama is turning into quite the "black president."
The Islamic holy month of fasting and prayer known as Ramadan concludes this week.
In the 51 years since the political humiliation of conservative Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater by incumbent Lyndon Baines Johnson, there has been a sea change in the American political spectrum.
the reason Republicans generally, and arch-conservatives in particular, are so aggrieved these days is because of the recent good fortunes of Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th president of the United States.
It's no secret that I abhor the Confederate battle flag, the treasonous traitors who fought under it, and all that it represents.
For better or for worse, Rachel Dolezal has become, almost overnight, iconic.
An ugly behavior is fast spreading fast among White politicians, especially Republicans. It’s the open badmouthing of Muslims and all things Islamic.
Because of circumstances the war hawk political leaders have lied and led the country into, there is a mortal danger arising at the same time race hatred is threatening to erode the will of many people.
I believe that — like President Jimmy Carter — Obama may turn into a far better former president than a sitting one.
I've been a dedicated B.B. King fan for more than 60 years. Before I knew anything about the blues or about any kind of music really, I was admired this name because he was a hometown hero who had made good.
The idea that the president of the United States, who is already commander in chief of all U.S. military forces, would be interested in taking over a subdivision, a state — even one as big as Texas — is frankly laughable.
Bearing in mind that a decade passed from the murder of Emmett Till and the Montgomery Bus Boycott until the first major Civil Rights legislation was passed in the mid-1960s, what we see in Baltimore today is like what we saw in Mississippi and Alabama 60 years ago — a "defining moment" in the Black freedom struggle.
There are two factors which make the recent death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore so despicable. The method of his execution and the reason he fell into the custody of those brutes with badges who murdered him.
African expatriates are flooding this country's shores (as well as European destinations), fleeing conflicts, bad governance, corruption, disease and sheer insanity that is disguised in the name of "revolutions" against colonial oppression and western cultural rot.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s entrance into the 2016 presidential derby strikes me as more like a force of nature, than like a cause we can believe in.
President Barack Obama has wagered the legacy of his presidency on diplomacy instead of on war in reaching a framework agreement on limiting Iran's nuclear ambitions.
There is absolutely no chance that Republican Party leaders will pay attention to a single word I say, so I feel no guilt about giving them good advice which might help them win the presidential and senate election derby in 2016.
For the very life of me, I can't fathom either the source or the depth of the loathing so many White people, young and old, feel they can openly express about any and every Black person they choose.
White supremacy philosophy was woven into fraternity life, disguised as noble "heritage," and "traditions." Can there be any wonder that a busload of members of SAE were recorded on a bus outing singing a disgusting song?
Would a foreign sovereign, invited to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, openly lie to the World's Most Deliberative Body? If the head of state is Israel's prime minister, it appears the answer is yes.
Has the Republican Party rendered itself incapable of governing the United States of America? It certainly appears to have done so.
While racist xenophobes like Rudy Giuliani, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and self-hating xenophobes like Ben Carson may not realize it yet, there is a special place reserved for them in the Land of Eternal Torment.
Most of us have simply forgotten about the frequent atrocities which were committed by White, Christian, Americans against Black people and Native Americans, sometimes just for sport.
It is certainly not proper for one head of state to go into another country without first notifying the head of the country he or she is planning to visit.