Ben Carson’s Political Malpractice

By any measure Ben Carson is at the top of his field. The renowned surgeon has established a clear and irrefutable legacy in medicine....

12 Years a Slave’s and the Tides of History

Now, the world knows something of the story of Solomon Northrup, a “free” Black American from New York who was kidnapped by slave-hunters in...

Our challenge and opportunity

Last month, President Barack Obama challenged America to do more to help young men and boys of color succeed in life. His charge was...

Ways to Close the Nation’s Wealth Gap

Today, middle class households feel the same financial stress that low- and moderate-income families have borne for years, says new research by the Corporation...

Eastern Shore Campuses Could be Exhibit One in ‘Coalition Case’ Against the State of...

Alumni and friends of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently gathered on the Princess Anne campus for the annual homecoming festivities. During the...

Inequality is now Mainstream

Last week in New York, the Ford Foundation hosted a conference with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on "Changing the Conversation...

Obama’s One-Sided Responsibility Lecture

Too often during the presidency of Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, he has felt the need to chide Black Americans to take...

Israel, Occupied Palestine and the Dred Scott Decision

I found myself thinking about the notorious Dred Scott decision (1857) by the US Supreme Court while traveling the streets of Occupied Palestine this past January....

Lawyers’ Committee Commends President Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C., Today’s groundbreaking launch of My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and My Brother’s Keeper Task Force is critical to providing equal access and opportunity...

Celebrating the American Ambassador in Black History

Black history studies are about celebrating, elevating, and even critiquing Black leadership in every field of human endeavor. However, other than Colin Powell and...

Valuing Black Life

Six months after George Zimmerman was acquitted for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a trial involving similar circumstances concluded. This time the defendant,...

Carrying the Torch for Freedom, Justice and Equality

The best way to recognize and celebrate African-American History Month is make more history. We need to look at our new generation of young,...