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Fear can immobilize you

May 24, 2018

Every time we turn on television, we hear “Breaking News” and it’s always something worse than the last news. It’s beginning to make many fearful of what could possibly be next. Even former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ventured out recently to say, “Without personal honor there is no leadership.” I think that was his […]


Golfing While Black: Five women asked to leave club for golfing too slow

May 19, 2018

On Saturday, April 21, I woke up excited, anticipating a round of golf at Grandview Golf Club in York, Pa. I was going to play with four ladies from “Sisters in the Fairway” (SITF), a group of about 15 professional, predominantly African American women in York County, Pa., who golf. SITF are women of various […]


National Museum for Peace and Justice opens

May 11, 2018

If we don’t know the whereas, the therefore doesn’t make sense. Witness the ovens in Auschwitz and Treblinka, and then you can understand the creation of Israel. Last week, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Ala., demanding a reckoning with one of this nation’s most repressed atrocities: the lynching of thousands […]


How do you mend a broken heart: The Cosby I know and the man who was convicted

May 4, 2018

I used to love me some Bill Cosby. Not only because he was America’s Big Daddy, but also because he was fun and funny. Most of the time that I was around him, I felt lifted. He had that deep, heh heh heh laugh, and that sweet smile, and then he loved some HBCUs, so […]


A Salute to Rev. Nelson Napoleon Johnson

April 27, 2018

The Rev. Nelson Johnson is our father. He will be celebrating retirement from 25 years of pastoring at Faith Community Church and his 75th birthday on Saturday, April 28, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Dad’s good friend, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, will be the keynote speaker at […]


50 years after Fair Housing Act, still long way toward ending segregation

April 19, 2018

“The housing problem is particularly acute in the minority ghettos. Nearly two-thirds of all non-White families living in the central cities today live in neighborhoods marked with substandard housing and general urban blight. Two major factors are responsible. First: Many ghetto residents simply cannot pay the rent necessary to support decent housing. In Detroit, for […]


Will the HUD Secretary enforce the Fair Housing Act?

April 13, 2018

The Fair Housing Act was passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. President Lyndon Johnson encouraged Congress to pass the legislation as a tribute to the slain civil rights leader, who, along with several civil rights organizations (including the NAACP), strongly supported the act. African American veterans’ organizations (including the American […]


On 50th anniversary of King’s assassination, we have work to do

April 5, 2018

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination comes amid a fierce struggle for the soul of America. We will celebrate the progress that has been made since Dr. King was taken from us in 1968, and decry the agenda that is still unfinished. But we cannot ignore the systematic effort – from the […]


Bipartisan energy for HBCUs

March 30, 2018

Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) ain’t nothing but the truth. From the time she was elected to Congress in 2014, she was committed to making a difference. One of her early acts was the founding of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, which she Co-Chairs with Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne. She has grown the Caucus to a […]


Razor-thin election results show the importance of voting

March 23, 2018

“Eight days after Bloody Sunday, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to a joint session of the Congress and made one of the most meaningful speeches any American president had made in modern time on the whole question of voting rights and introduced the Voting Rights Act. And at one point in the speech, before President Johnson […]


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