Facing America’s Lynching Frenzy

We live in a era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys – for this is, overwhelmingly, a...

Selma Marches On

Selma. For those of a certain age, the word Selma is evocative of a time when people stood against insurmountable odds. It is an...

Move Over SNL, BIG Turns 40, Too!

Everybody loves a birthday or anniversary celebration, right?  So, guess who is turning 40 years old in 2015? Blacks In Government (BIG) is! Yes,...

From Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

“You may be shocked by these words coming from me. But on this pilgrimage, what I have seen, and experienced, has forced me to...

More Evidence of Obama’s Hostility Toward HBCUs

As if we needed any more evidence, President Obama’s recent meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus revealed a deep-seated hostility toward the...

Airing Republicans’ ‘Dirty Laundry’

Blacks in America tend to reject Republicans; now Blacks in that party are rebuffing each other. Raynard Jackson recently publicly aired grievances with the Republican...

A Different Standard for Black Girls

Nearly 40 years ago, a metaphor or fable, if you will, about “upstream-downstream” was created by healthcare practitioners to better explain and argue for...

Did NBC’S Brian Williams also Lie about Hurricane Katrina?

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting...

A Political Look at Texas Black History

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Harvard trained historian who brilliantly birthed the idea that led to the celebration of Black History month, believed that...

Black History Is All Around Us

As president of a regional affiliate of the National Urban League, I sometimes have to step back from daily business to reflect on the...

A Lesson from Black History

For most American families, it is extremely difficult to both earn a living and successfully raise our children. This reality is certainly the truth for...

Loretta Lynch the Most Qualified Attorney General in the Nation

As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins its confirmation hearing for Loretta Lynch, it is no accident that President Obama has picked the first Black...