2016 Dream Ticket: Hillary and Michelle

The 2016 national elections are not that far away. It is timely and important that we not wait until then to begin having constructive...

Selfishness over Sacrifice

“I assumed that with knowledge, sacrifice would automatically follow. In my youth and idealism I did not realize that selfishness is even more natural...

Sustaining our economic recovery in 2014

Of all the issues confronting President Obama, the Congress and the American People in 2014, rebuilding our economy continues to be our number one...

Waiting for ‘Someday’

We shall overcome, we shall overcome, We shall overcome someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We shall overcome someday. With 2014 right around the corner,...

Where Bipartisanship is Out of Order

Former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was recently presented with an award that is named after him. The World Food...

Keeping Christ in Christmas

I popped into my local post office to get my Christmas stamps and was offered one celebrating Kwanzaa, one featuring holiday baubles, and another...

Economic Development and the African-American Culture

For the past 18 years I have devoted my life to working in what I later discovered is the area of Cultural Economic Development....

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Last week, I was privileged to be included in a U.S. congressional delegation that attended President Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa. The...

The RNC Twitter “Mistake” Wasn’t a Mistake

The Republican Party’s inability to prevent some of its elected officials and party operatives from making racist and sexist remarks and tamp down others’...

Blackonomics–The Tax Man Cometh

When the tax man cometh, Black dollars “goeth.” Where will they goeth? Down a myriad of paths in pursuit of new items such as...

The Joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis is displaying an extraordinary style and passion that demands our attention. He addresses the needs of the poor, embraces the outcasts, and...

‘Prisonpreneur’: From Cells to Sales

According to the 13th Amendment, slavery in this country has not been fully abolished; there is an exception that says if one is duly...