U.S. Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) has introduced H.R. 40, a bill to establish a Commission to Study Reparations Proposals for African-Americans Act, every year since 1989. (Flickr Creative Commons)

MUHAMMAD: John Conyers, Fallen Hero

While I would not dare to judge the performance of his moral obligations in the light of multiple accusations that 88-year-old Rep. John Conyers Jr. is a sexual abuser of women on his Congressional staff, I can say without fear of successful contradiction that in spite of that ugly stain, he remains a hero without peer in terms of devotedly advocating in Congress for the best interests of Black people in America. [read more…]