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Tuesday , July 23rd 2019

Poverty and the fallacy of long-term economic greatness

July 19, 2019

The first week of July produced a somewhat positive Employment Situation report. While the unemployment rate ticked up just a bit, about 224,000 new jobs were created, nearly three times as many as were created in the tepid previous month. There was, of course, the Administration crowing about the strength of the economy, and with […]

‘Equal Pay, Equal Pay, Equal Pay’

July 12, 2019

As the exhausted and thrilled U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated its victory in the finals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the cheers of the crowd in the Stade of Lyon soon turned into a chant: “Equal Pay, Equal Pay, Equal Pay.” Even as they fought their way to the fourth U.S. Women World Cup […]

Will White House Advisory Council act to end America’s affordable housing crisis?

July 2, 2019

Nearly 90 years ago, Kelly Miller (1863-1939), a Black sociologist and mathematician, said, “The Negro is up against the White man’s standard, without the White man’s opportunity.” As the first Black man to enroll as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in 1908, Miller also authored a book entitled Race Adjustment, published in 1908. […]

Guest Commentary: Building a nation free from discrimination

June 28, 2019

It’s been over three years since North Carolina legislators forced through the shameful “House Bill 2,” which blatantly discriminated against our transgender neighbors and created a national stain on our state – but I remember watching the law pass like it was yesterday. Over the course of just a few hours, the North Carolina General […]

Number 45, AKA Donald Trump, is not an aberration

June 20, 2019

The American news media is deceiving the world when it consistently describes Number 45 as an aberration in the history of the United States presidency. Equally deceiving is its describing and romanticizing the American voting public as some kind of godly people who are devoted to liberty and justice for all citizens of this country. […]

Injustice revealed and dramatized

June 14, 2019

Many know them as the Central Park Five, but filmmaker Ava DuVernay forces to us see the five wrongfully convicted men as individuals. Their names are names we must remember, as individual, courageous, principled Black and Brown men. They are Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray and Kevin Richardson. DuVernay’s Netflix mini-series, “When […]

The Census means more than just counting bodies

June 6, 2019

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Every 10 years our country must count its residents. This count tells us not only how many people we now have in the United States, but also what race they are, their ethnicity, their gender, where they live, and more. This data is then used by every single facet […]

School vouchers are a failed experiment

May 30, 2019

“How bad are school vouchers for students? They are far worse than most people imagine. Indeed, the use of school vouchers—which provide families with public dollars to spend on private schools—is equivalent to missing out on more than one-third of a year of classroom learning.” – Center for American Progress study, “The Highly Negative Impacts […]

Graduation Season: Celebrating accomplishments, committing to equality

May 23, 2019

“You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, ‘There’s a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that’s just begun.’” — James Weldon Johnson. Each year I have the privilege to speak at commencement ceremonies at colleges and universities large and small, across the country. Most recently I had […]

The Dudley-A&T Revolt Revisited

May 17, 2019

The Struggle for Democracy and Beloved Community in Greensboro’s 1969 Segregated, Jim Crow School System May 23 and 24, 2019 will mark 50 years since North Carolina A&T State University (A&T) was assaulted by 650 National Guard troops. The troops fired 50 caliber machine guns into Scott Hall and lobbed tear gas canisters through the […]

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