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The Tax Surprise

March 8, 2019

The mainstream news has been covering an interesting story. People who were expecting significant tax refunds are, in very large numbers, either getting a minimal refund, no refund or having to pay the IRS. This, after the man Spike Lee has named “Agent Orange”—Donald Trump—promised a massive tax benefit for middle-income people. When I first […]


Vaping, an epidemic among teens that we must end

February 22, 2019

“We must take aggressive steps to protect our children from these highly potent products that risk exposing a new generation of young people to nicotine. The bad news is that e-cigarette use has become an epidemic among our nation’s young people. However, the good news is that we know what works to effectively protect our […]


Blackface is a flaunting of White privilege

February 15, 2019

“Blackface isn’t just another costume. It’s a mask of privilege, the kind of unchallenged power that comes through denying the experience of others.” – Justin Ellis As a Black student in overwhelmingly White schools in Louisiana, I faced my share of racial insults and slights. But one of the more memorable incidents was not even […]


Raise the Wage Act is a long-overdue dose of economic reality

February 8, 2019

“In my Inaugural I laid down the simple proposition that nobody is going to starve in this country. It seems to me to be equally plain that no business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By “business” I mean the […]


Stand with Bennett College

January 30, 2019

That Bennett College was founded in 1873 as a coeducational institution and became women’s only in 1926 has been well-publicized lately as the college tries to raise $5 million by Friday, Feb. 1. So has the fact that Bennett and Spelman College in Atlanta are the country’s only two all-women’s HBCUs. But what makes Bennett […]


Trump’s flailing will get more desperate — and more dangerous

January 24, 2019

Since the striking victories of Democrats up and down the ballot in 2018, President Donald Trump has been flailing more and more wildly. He’s setting new records for the length of the government shutdown, watched his defense secretary resign after suddenly announcing the withdrawal of troops from Syria, forced his attorney general to resign, found […]


Remembering Dr. King and “The Other America”

January 18, 2019

Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation marked the anniversary of the death of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countless programs and events will no doubt recall several of his famous speeches from the 1963 March on Washington’s “I Have A Dream” to his “I’ve Been to […]


A more diverse Congress, a more perfect union?

January 11, 2019

The 116th Congress, sworn in on January 3, is the most diverse our nation has ever seen. There are more women – 102 – than ever before; more members of the Congressional Black Caucus – 55 – than ever before. Indeed, a former Congressional Black Caucus intern, Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) is part of the incoming […]


White churches have a moral responsibility to stand up

January 4, 2019

In 2019, we will commemorate 400 years since the first 20 slaves were transported by ship from Africa by White slave traders and landed in Jamestown, Va. Now four centuries later, race remains a central dividing line. Today, for example, the racial wealth gap exposes a stark difference. The median wealth of a White household […]


Will you join the crusade for Bennett College?

December 28, 2018

Bennett College for Women is an oasis where we educate and celebrate women and develop them into twenty-first-century leaders and global thinkers. That was my elevator speech in the five years, from 2007 through 2012, when I led the college. It is still an oasis, a safe space for Black women and others who embrace […]


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