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What if there was a blueprint for a future presidential administration to unilaterally lay waste to our constitutional order and turn America from a democracy into an autocracy in one fell swoop? …

"Dream and Labor”

When Congressman John Lewis passed away in July 2020, Rev. James Lawson gave a eulogy memorializing our beloved friend at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. As our nation continues to mourn Rev. …

Folks like me desperately hoped to see the Biden from the March 2024 State of the Union Address; instead, we got the Biden of the Trump commercials. 

In 1865, more than 159 years ago, the U.S. eliminated or outlawed slavery in the U.S. with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. One of the promises and pledges …

We’ve seen enough

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month in our nation. People will attend marches, take part in social media campaigns, and wear orange to show they are joining thousands of others across the country in …

The 2024 graduation season is upon us, and it represents a proud milestone in the lives of teenagers. Each year, middle school students graduate and then transition into high school. The same is true …

This is the joyous time of year when families, friends, and teachers are cheering on graduates of all ages who have worked so hard and made them all so proud. I hope many of today’s high school and …

“There were fifteen Presidential debates in 2020,” thunders the Rev. William Barber, the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival …

“Recent legal challenges have targeted programs aimed at alleviating the obstacles faced by marginalized communities, particularly those designed to promote equity in entrepreneurship … With this …

As the November general election nears, many economic analysts have publicly pondered why so many likely voters are not impressed with reports that point to more hiring, or economic growth. But if …

A year of turmoil

The year of 1968 remains one of the most historic turning points in history. This single year was marked by historic achievements, assassinations and protests over a much-hated war. It was a …

Faith Ringgold

Anyone can fly. All you need is somewhere to go that you can’t get to any other way. The next thing you know, you’re flying among the stars.” – Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach When …

On April 2, 109-year-olds Viola Fletcher and Lessie Benningfield Randle appeared together at a Tulsa courthouse in a hearing before Oklahoma’s Supreme Court. Mother Fletcher and Mother Randle, as …

The approaching spring season signals not only a change in weather; but an annual surge in home buying. Underscoring this long-standing trend is the annual April observance of Fair Housing Month. …

“This is less about policy and more about pure and simple voting harvesting. Obviously, there is very little support for neonatal care or curbing the death penalty, so ‘pro-life’ is a …

Dorie Ladner’s example

“I have always had fire, and always been ready to engage in something. And it’s something that burns, you turn on a flame that burns for people who are being mistreated. I don’t care who they …

Ella Baker

Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a White mother’s son—we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this …

Reporting on the road ahead

The National Urban League has just released the 2024 edition of its signature publication The State of Black America, and this year the report centers on examining the 60th anniversary of the …

As Black History Month ends and Women’s History Month begins, it’s always a special privilege to honor leaders who overlap in both—Black women who did their part to change American history. As …

People of a certain age may remember a 1960s movie that contained a subplot in which a manipulative teenage girl lures a boy into taking her to a dance, only so she can secretly pursue the boy who is …

The Enrichment Fund for the Guilford County Schools. Chairperson Lolita Malave (center, left) presents a donation with fellow board members. As a farm kid from Florida, I’ve seen firsthand what …

“It’s hard to tell what, if any, trends will emerge from this hiring cycle. Maybe the emphasis on diverse candidates will continue. Maybe team owners have opened their minds to defensive-minded …

About 90 percent of our lives are controlled by local, state or federal politicians. The following governmental departments make rules and regulations we follow every day: 1. Agriculture. 2. …

The onset of a new year always sparks reflection and a renewed dedication to progression and growth. It serves as a reminder of the great distances covered, and the journey still ahead. The …

“The only way to get this number down significantly would be to make more significant changes to, you know, what policing means in this country.” -- Justin Nix, criminal justice professor, …

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