OPINION

  • Advancing Dr. King’s Dream in 2015

    This year, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King amid a nationwide discussion about the work that remains to be done.  Five decades after Selma and passage of the federal Voting Rights Act, many current challenges mirror those Dr. King confronted – economic inequality, disparities ...

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  • They Stood Together

    The  new highly acclaimed  motion picture ”Selma” suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a less than fragile relationship.  Nothing is further from the truth. Both men ...

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  • The Four-Letter Word Politicians Avoid: Poor

    In his State of the Union address on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama never used the word “poor” and only used the word “poverty” once, which was in the context of fighting “extreme poverty” globally, in emphasizing the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ...

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  • Black History Month

    February is Black History Month, when we focus on the many contributions African Americans have made to our nation.  African-American men have participated in every war and conflict the United States fought here and abroad since the earliest inception of our nation.  In 1643, Abraham Pearse was ...

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  • Still Marching

    For me, last week’s celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday came quickly on the heels of watching Selma, an inspiring and challenging film about Dr. King’s unyielding crusade for voting rights—as well as a deep personal loss. Just before the New Year, we lost Ferdinand Day, a mentor of ...

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  • On Selma

    On Jan. 18th I went to see the movie “Selma.”  It was one of the greatest movies I have ever seen.  In retrospect, it reminded me what a great and awesome people we are.  To have put up with so much persecution and continue to push on was incredible.  Dr. King, Andrew Young, the Honorable […]

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  • We Can No Longer Afford a World of ‘the other’

    A shadow of ignorance and hate has darkened us all.  We raise our voices in anguish and protest at the French “Charlie” outrage as we briskly walk past the hungry beggar in the street, neglect a family member who has fallen on hard times, look away from the youth whose pants aren’t hitched up ...

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  • World is Indifferent to Missing Nigerian Girls

    One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and four others at a kosher grocery store. Two law enforcement officers were also killed, bringing the total to ...

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  • When Will Black Lives Matter?

    TriceEdney—A few days ago, a most amazing event occurred in the United States! You may have heard about it.  Although I had background information on the event in question, the last thing I would have expected occurred.  Two Albuquerque, New Mexico police officers were indicted by Bernalillo ...

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  • The Evil that is Boko Haram

    There is nothing—no religion, no grievance, no way of thinking– to justify what Boko Haram did over the weekend when they sent what appeared to be a 10-year-old girl wearing a bomb into a crowded market in Northern Nigeria. The Nigerian Islamic terrorist group has been behind some of the ...

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  • Taking the Path toward Justice

    “We Must Accept Finite Disappointment, But We Must Never Lose Infinite Hope” Martin Luther King, Jr. The recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, followed by the tragic killings of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, have put our nation at a crossroads. We face two very distinct ...

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