In the Soleimani assassination Trump threads the needle between boldness and rashness

Much of the domestic and international critique of Trump’s unusual and unilateral decision to assassinate top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani center around two issues.

The Trump era

Donald J. Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017 and became the 45th president of the United States.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Each year we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of this nation’s greatest intellectuals and champions for racial equity and class consciousness.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #154

In Trump’s world––with his wacky, narcissistic outlook in which he has fallen in love with himself––nothing seems to matter, particularly if it has anything to do with facts or the truth.

The challenge of being called African in America in 2020

The children of the diaspora are being called home, around the world, and they cannot hear the call. Africa is the richest continent on the planet, and many African Americans do not understand that they are Africans.

What the Framers intended

It seems like the world is on fire, literally and figuratively.

Guns, God and the American way

There are perhaps no two themes that signal the political division among Americans more saliently than guns and religion.

Should college athletes be paid to play?

The college football season was exciting. It had a lot of highlights and unbelievable moments. One-handed catches and defensive stops were served up to us throughout the season.

Trump’s bombing of Iran: ‘Wag the dog’ and American imperialism!

The “wag the dog” term means to distract attention away from a political scandal, often through military action.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #153

As usual Trump has made this week’s column a no-brainer, which is also an indication of his thinking capacity.

URBAN AGENDA: Democratic Presidential Candidates Must Take Poverty Head-on

The needs of the poor are not a huge topic of discussion on the presidential campaign trail.

The Importance of Kwanzaa in 2020 for African Americans in America

Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairmen of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.

Voting must be our priority in 2020

Christmas is now over. The celebrations were wonderful, and families gathered for a good time. The holiday cookies have been eaten. They’re gone! The television advertisements touting sales of all types have mercifully come to an end.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #152

A review of the year under the Trump administration is to return to the poem of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to the several days of Kwanzaa and other literary and festive occasions that have nothing at all to do with Trump.

Hatred slashes the bonds of brotherhood

Another news cycle brings with it the news of yet another anti-Semitic attack targeting America’s Jewish community, as well as a fresh attack on Christian worshippers at a church in Texas.