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This is not normal

April 15, 2021

On April 8 President Biden announced a series of executive actions to curb America’s gun violence epidemic that kills a child or teen every 2 hours and 36 minutes in our nation. These are critical lifesaving reforms and more must follow. Vice President Harris correctly said during the administration’s announcement, “Time and again, as progress […]


It’s Water Time: An invitation to a statewide dialogue

April 8, 2021

For the past year I have been coping with the death of Dr. Charles. H. Long on February 12, 2020. Dr. Long was one of the most influential and pioneering scholars in the study of religion over the past 50 years. Through the study of his book Significations: Signs, Symbols, and Images in the Interpretation […]


Tips, tools and resources for Black business owners looking to make a strong recovery in 2021

April 1, 2021

2020 was a challenging year for all. While small businesses nationwide faced unique obstacles brought on by the coronavirus, Black small business owners in particular have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic, with one study showing that half may not survive. Despite these challenges, our new research from Bank of America based on a survey […]


The right to vote is the foundation of democracy

March 25, 2021

The right to vote is the essential foundation of democracy. Yet today, across America, there is a systematic campaign by one party to curtail the right to vote, targeted particularly at minorities and the young. As the Brennan Center for Justice reports, Republicans have introduced more than 250 legislative bills in 43 states that would […]


They don’t want our ‘Souls at the Polls’ line

March 18, 2021

The Souls to the Polls movement encourages African American church attendees to get out and vote. The churches that promote this movement cannot, because of their 501-c-3 status, endorse candidates. They can, however, emphasize the gospel of social and economic justice and preach the gospel of civic participation. People heard the message and got to […]


President Biden’s Cabinet reflects a more just and inclusive United States of America

March 11, 2021

This year’s Women’s History Month sees our nation moving forward and including women at all levels of authority including Kamala Harris as our Vice President. Other extraordinary women have been nominated for cabinet and sub-cabinet positions by President Biden. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), former Congressional Black Caucus chair, has been nominated to become the second […]


The right to vote is under siege

March 4, 2021

The fundamental right in a democracy — the right to vote — is once more under siege. In state after state, Republican legislators have introduced literally hundreds of bills designed to suppress voting. Their passion is fueled by Donald Trump’s big lie that the presidential election was “stolen” from him. Their targets are minorities — […]


How democracy reform protects Black political power

February 26, 2021

The 2020 elections taught us that our democracy is both strong and fragile. This is the time to shore it up with the For the People Act that is now waiting for action by Congress. Voters showed the strength of our democracy by showing up in record numbers to cast ballots to defeat an incumbent […]


For a stronger America, we must hold extremism accountable

February 17, 2021

Donald Trump’s defenders are shameless. And that makes them dangerous. It has only been a month since a mob enraged by Trump’s lies about the election being stolen attacked the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from confirming Joe Biden’s victory. The terrorists killed one police officer and injured more than 100, leaving some with head […]


The fight against racially-motivated voter suppression must continue

February 11, 2021

“There are some politicians that are very concerned about the historic turnout that we saw in the 2020 election and are determined to put barriers in front of the ballot box to try and give themselves a job security play. There are some politicians who are trying to manipulate the rules of the game so […]


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