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Republican diversity: Blacks need not apply
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Unlike the Republican National Committee, our national party apparatus, most of the 50 state party committees are stuck in the 1960s when it comes to the black community. Exhibit A for this was the annual weekend gathering for the Republican Party of Virginia that took place two weeks ago in Dulles, about 25 miles outside of Washington, D.C. This is a
 
Tougher laws needed to rein in for-profit college abuses
Thursday, December 18, 2014
We’ve all had that moment when we see a television commercial for a for-profit college like the University of Phoenix or ITT Technical Institute. Suddenly, we’re overcome by a feeling that something’s not quite right, but very few of us realize how deep the for-profit college scam really runs. For-profit colleges, a term that in itself
 
Itís not as bad as you think
Thursday, December 11, 2014
We are one glum country. Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us. And just a few weeks ago, an NBC/Wall St. Journal poll found that the one thing Americans agree upon, whatever their race or circumstances, is that the system is
 
A license to kill black men
Thursday, December 11, 2014
From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the traditions that led to his death and, thus far, have enabled his killer to escape justice die, too? Moments after the news broke Dec. 3 that a New York City grand jury had voted not
 
Paying it forward for the holidays
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Phil and Mary Sue are generous hosts. Thanksgiving is their special time with family, but they regularly invite "orphans" – people like my wife and me who have no other place to go. This year, we looked forward to joining Phil and Mary Sue's family and friends at their home. They were expecting 17 guests. No Indians on the guest list this year, but
 
Treat Marion Barry like Bill Clinton
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Last week, civil rights leader and political icon Marion Barry died and barely after he had taken his last breath, the media was besmirching his reputation. Barry was a true civil rights icon, not one appointed by the media. A true icon or leader should be like a candle; the more light he gives, the less he becomes. The more light a candle gives out to
 
A perverted view of black-on-black crime
Thursday, December 4, 2014
In the aftermath of a black teen being killed in Ferguson, Missouri, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press. “Do you think that blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After responding yes, he added: “But I
 
Integrating into a burning house
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last conversation with Harry Belafonte echoed in my head as I watched the Ferguson aftermath send the country in a tailspin: “I’ve come upon something that disturbs me deeply. We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I know we will win. But I have come to believe that we
 
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