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September 23, 2022

When President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dine with him at the White House, in 1901, the Southern White press condemned President Roosevelt while many African Americans hailed him as a friend of the “Negro.” But delving into the background of Theodore Roosevelt, it is not difficult to find troubling instances of his […]


A Place for Everyone

September 16, 2022

“As Barack said, if the two of us can end up on the walls of the most famous address in the world, then, again, it is so important for every young kid who is doubting themselves to believe that they can, too.” On September 7, former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited […]


Moses Didn’t Have Horns, He Had An “Isro”

September 9, 2022

Recently, I wrote about the importance of understanding the meaning of works of statuary and the iconic messages they convey. Most high school students who take art history learn who Michelangelo was. These students also learn that his statue of Moses holding the tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments is curious because it depicts Moses […]


When statues die

September 2, 2022

In recent years, people have begun to spend more time contemplating the meaning and significance of statuary. Statues of perpetrators of Europe’s colonial expansion and racist legacies began to tumble in the United States and England as descendants of colonized and enslaved people of color brought attention to the human misery afflicted by those whose […]


Redistricting is voter suppression too

August 26, 2022

When Charles Diggs, Jr. won election to Congress in Michigan’s 13th District in 1954, he launched nearly seven decades in which the city of Detroit had at least one Black member of Congress. That’s likely to change this year. Because of redistricting, Detroit no longer has majority-Black congressional districts. And in the first primary election […]


Diversifying American media ownership must become a national priority

August 19, 2022

2022 thus far has been a year of multiple socioeconomic and political challenges for all Americans across the nation. Yet for African Americans and other communities of color, this year represents both challenges and opportunities from a business ownership perspective. In particular, for Black-owned media businesses there is a growing sense of resilience even in […]


With extremism on the rise in Republican Party, Kansas voters turn out to preserve abortion rights

August 12, 2022

Red flags are flying for democracy and democratic values. We need to pay attention to the threats—and also to signs that we can work together to preserve our freedoms. This summer’s primary elections are making it clear that our rights and freedoms are threatened by the rising power of extremists within the Republican Party. Consider […]


Encouraging Teachers

August 5, 2022

“Teaching children may be the highest way to seek God. It is, however, also the most daunting way, in the sense of the greatest responsibility.” – Gabriela Mistral, Chilean Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature For many children and families the last weeks of summer are winding down now, but for many devoted teachers preparing for […]


Exploitative overdraft fees strip $15B from bank customers

July 29, 2022

Runaway prices for food, fuel and housing make most consumers anxious about whether they will have enough money for a given month. Even after adjusting spending to stretch dear dollars is far as possible, a lot of people remain perplexed about what else can be done to hold on in these hard times. Customers with […]


His name is George Floyd

July 21, 2022

George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer just over two years ago. His killing sparked a movement to end unjustified police killings and racist law enforcement practices. Sadly, the killings have not stopped. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was blocked by Senate Republicans last year. The struggle continues in communities large […]


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