OUR STORIES, OUR TRUTH: LOVING

TriceEdney - In my first year of law school, I learned about the case, Loving v. Virginia.  Having grown up in the south, the...

Give Us the Ballot: 2016

Understandably, both the press and the American public have focused our attention as voters this year on the campaigns to succeed Barack Obama as...

Voting, Voting Rights and the Struggles Ahead

Voting is a right Blacks gained through blood, sweat, and tears since 1869.  This was the year that Black men were given the right...

Ban The Box: The Next Step In Criminal Justice Reform

For a country that embraces a belief in second chances, America doesn’t do a very good job in extending the same fair chances to...

NO TIME FOR COMPLACENCY

TriceEdney -- I viewed the final 2016 presidential debate with great interest.  It held few surprises, but served to confirm my evaluation of Donald...

Black Faith Leaders Turn Focus to Next Generation

Recently we were moved by Zianna Oliphant -- a brave young girl who spoke to the Charlotte City Council after the death of Keith...

Gardening: A Healthful Medicine for Seniors

Over the past year, I have been active with seniors presenting hands-on environmental projects at nursing and assisted living facilities.  I know as an...

WHAT’S GOING ON?

TriceEdney -- Every woman and every Black person in this country must be asking, "What's Going On?"  Forty-three times, white men have held dominance in...

Presidential Election 2016 and HBCU’s

Whether you go to or went to a historically Black college or university their future and state of affairs is meaningful to you. You...

Protecting Our Progress in 2016

Last week, I was honored to deliver the Congressional Black Caucus’ televised Message to America: Protecting our Progress at the Ballot Box. It was...

Memory: The Re-Birth of A Racist Nation

In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson hosted a special White House screening of D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation," a film based on The...

Mental Illness Transcends Racial Boundaries

Recently, there has been a rash of fatal police encounters involving people who were experiencing a mental health crisis.  Concerned family members often call...