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Goodbye, 2015, and a special message to my incarcerated brothers and sisters

This last column in 2015 is dedicated to my incarcerated brothers and sisters across the country.

A Black woman in medicine should not be an anomaly

The way I view race has drastically changed from the beginning of my medical career until now.

The year ahead: A changing of the guard amidst a brave new world

The famed satirist Aldus Huxley once remarked, “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”

Tamir Rice killing shows why Black leaders distrust judicial process

We are troubled with the news that a police officer will not be indicted for the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice because one witness claimed the boy may have posed a threat to the community.

Who to call on the police instead of the police

As we arrive at the cusp of a new year and say goodbye to the old, Black Americans remain in a quandary when it comes to the issue of police and community relations.

Retrospective on a year of intransigence and volatility

By all accounts, the political arena has proven to be full of surprises in 2015.

Black Lives Matter: The new Civil Rights Movement

Growing up in the South Bronx, my community and I were accustomed to watching headlines of “police brutality” against Blacks and Latinos on the evening news.

The true meaning of Christmas: Down with Santa, up with Jesus

Having ended my career as head coach of track and field at Brown University in Providence, R.I., 30 years, I viewed my first video of Minister Louis Farrakhan, titled “The True Meaning of Christmas,” filmed at Temple No. 11 in ...

Sandra Bland: Non-indictment is an indictment on the realities of race

As 2015 comes to a close, I am trying to process all that has happened this year. The senseless killings by the state and by officers sworn to protect the citizens of the United States. The uprisings. The unanswered questions.

Dear Santa,

I’m not sure what to ask for this year, because there is so much need out there.

Our Community's Biggest Challenges Are Neglected When Ideology Prevails

Under the leadership of President Obama, the United States has taken unprecedented action to begin addressing climate change - one of the biggest issues facing our time.

Public housing: Smoke-free buildings with leaking roofs?

Now that HUD has proposed regulations banning smoking in public housing, government concern about the health of residents seems to be gaining currency.

Is Bernie the best bet?

The 2016 presidential election is upon us.

Using Black economic power to get justice

Across the United States, in cities large and small, the campaign to not shop this Christmas season in protest against police murder and brutality, gentrification and devaluation of our labor continues with the determination and energy of activists and community.

Three wise men, a mom and manger

In the days before Thanksgiving this year, a young mother left her newborn baby boy (umbilical cord intact) swaddled in a manger that was part of the nativity scene at Holy Child Jesus Church, a Catholic congregation located in the ...