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Behind the Black unemployment rate

January 26, 2018

When the unemployment rate dropped and economic conditions improved under the leadership of President Barack Obama, 45 derided the gains as “fake news.” He suggested that the monthly Employment Situation (www.bls.gov) reports of the Bureau of Labor Statistics were inaccurate and “made up.” These are the monthly reports that detail employment statistics, including unemployment rates. […]


Dr. King’s call to ‘Give Us the Ballot’ is as relevant today as it was in 1957

January 18, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first speech at the Lincoln Memorial was not his celebrated 1963 address at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Six years earlier, when he was still a relative newcomer on the national scene, Dr. King addressed 25,000 civil-rights activists who had gathered at the memorial for the Prayer […]


Fifty years ago

January 11, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born on January 15, 1929, turned 39 years old fifty years ago. Assassinated on April 4, 1968, he didn’t make it to 40. Yet in his scant 39 years on the planet, he upended the ways we think about race, capitalism, poverty, power, and imperialism. The powers that be –foundations, […]


The infrastructure hoax

January 5, 2018

Our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling. Nearly ten percent of our bridges are deficient or decrepit, a quarter of our schools are in fair or poor condition. More than half of all schools need major repairs before they can be classified as good, but 31 states spend less on school construction now than they did in […]


‘Tis the Season to Remain Woke

December 29, 2017

“You see, we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. It may even be necessary to encounter the defeat, so that we can know who we are.” – Dr. Maya Angelou, American Author & Civil Rights Activist Psychology Today Interview, February 17, 2009 Without any fear of exaggeration, it can be said, […]


Congress’ urgent unfinished business for children

December 22, 2017

As if our fight to stop the profoundly unjust Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was not enough, we must all work hard to ensure there will be no unfinished business as Congress works to wrap up the Continuing Resolution before December 22nd with all the crucial help children and other vulnerable populations need. Entire groups […]


Take Action. “I didn’t make this world for you”

December 15, 2017

…They have become great and rich; they have grown fat and sleek…. they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless… and they do not defend the rights of the needy. —Jeremiah 5:27-28 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and […]


The American Plutocracy Gets Its Immoral Tax Bill

December 8, 2017

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson said that about slavery, but he might well have been talking about what is now happening in Donald Trump’s Washington. Republicans are putting the finishing touches on a tax bill that takes from the poor […]


Sisters Rising – Black Women’s Votes in 2017

December 1, 2017

Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam is as dull as they come. Listening to him speak is about as exciting as watching paint dry. But he’s a Democrat who is mostly right on the issues, he served as Lieutenant Governor under the charismatic and focused Terry McAuliffe, and President Barack Obama came to Virginia to campaign for […]


History of giving thanks in the U.S. is a quest for unity

November 22, 2017

“This history [of Thanksgiving] teaches us that the American instinct has never been to seek isolation in opposite corners; it is to find strength in our common creed and forge unity from our great diversity. On that very first thanksgiving celebration, these same ideals brought together people of different backgrounds and beliefs, and every year […]


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