For almost 30 years, China has been carefully maneuvering to become the most powerful economy on the planet.
As 2018 draws to a close, we face many challenges and unsettling truths as a country. We must resolve to do better.
In the words of Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The recent announcement that Nexstar Media Group will be buying Tribune Media Company for $4.1 billion sure looks a lot like the $3.9 billion merger Sinclair Broadcast Group had with Tribune, just $200 million more. The merger will make Nexstar the largest local TV broadcaster in the nation, with 216 stations in 118 markets.
Christmas is a glorious time of year for most families. It is a time of visits and reconnecting with relatives from afar.
The Jan. 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington, the day after the Trump inauguration, stood out as a proud repudiation against what some have called Trump’s tilt toward themes of racism, sexism, bigotry and intolerance.
Congress is officially in a “lame duck” time frame before the current members who lost are shown the exits, and a new crop is sworn in to begin legislating in 2019.
On the evening of the 2018 midterm election, we all sat glued to our televisions, or to online webpages (or in front of whatever form your weapon of mass distraction choice might take), breathlessly awaiting the outcomes.
While the intricacies surrounding the kidnapping, torture and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey Oct. 2 remain shrouded in a web of intrigue, one thing is remarkably clear.
Today, we live in an ever-expanding society that is becoming increasingly open.
We are officially less than a month away from some pretty historic elections that I believe will fundamentally alter the political landscape of this Congress and the country for the next 8 to 10 years.
There is no doubt that Kanye West cares deeply about Chicago, the city that gave birth to his meteoric rise to superstardom.
In Baltimore City, both the police and the city prosecutors have completed a retrospective evaluation of the city’s efforts to curb violence, narcotics trafficking and rampant street crime in the Cherry Hill neighborhood.
No one likes to be scolded or told what to do by an authority figure, even if it is for the person’s own good.
Ford almost certainly will suffer damage from this sad spectacle—perhaps irreparably, if history is any gauge.
By now, we are used to seeing our nation’s unions do everything that they can to put their interests ahead of the industries that they are trying to undercut.
Over the years, I have been to Israel many times and it is always an inspiring, amazing experience.
The recent AP story claiming that the people of Baltimore, Dr. Ben Carson’s long time home, have forsaken their local hero is wedge politics at its most cynical.
The Queen of Soul was much more than a great voice.
My respect and appreciation for the many milestones our president has accomplished during his two years in offices remains unwavering.
Regardless of manipulation of the news by Hamas, in the terrorists’ eyes, the more innocent Israelis who are wounded or killed, the better. That is the goal and they are not afraid to admit it.
Florida is no stranger to devious scams, and a company reportedly connected to organized crime has apparently taken investors for more than $30 million and counting. After the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigated and concluded that it was “an organized scheme to defraud,” the police took action, shut down the company and jailed the perpetrators, right?
The U.S. Constitution grants the sole responsibility of nominating federal judges to the president.
It is already all over the “fake news” that President Trump openly criticized the FBI and the rest of America’s intelligence community during his meeting in Helsinki this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Immigration is arguably the most divisive subject in the country at present. With midterm elections rapidly approaching, the current focal point of our nation is the 2,342 children being detained separately from their families.
When you spend quality time in Europe, it becomes obvious that Germany is the dominant player and the financial engine for all things European Union.
The recent spate of incidents in which Trump administration staffers have been confronted, and in some cases refused services at dining establishments, is alarming, especially given liberals usual pretense at intellectual honesty and democratic process.
When Roseanne Barr’s allegedly drug-induced Twitter blast confronted the pretense of normalcy often portrayed on media sitcoms, it prompted a quick—some would say, rash—response from the network.
It has been many years since my father passed, but I always celebrate Father’s Day in his honor.
As we reflected this past Memorial Day on the brave sacrifices our men and women in the armed forces have made in service of this country, one thing comes to mind.
Recently, at the Museum of the Bible, we hosted a live town hall on Youth and Morality.
The past few weeks have been historic ones for the Trump administration. President Donald Trump finally showed the moral courage to do what three previous presidents would not or could not, relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to its rightful place in Jerusalem.
Kanye West’s comments about slavery—calling the situation in Africans imported to the Americas as slaves a “choice”—has sparked widespread controversy in the Black community.
With midterms quickly approaching, all signs indicate major trouble for the GOP, particularly in the House.
Broadcasters in America are in the fight of their lives. They face fierce and unprecedented competition not only from pay television and the big five networks but also from a new cast of internet video providers.
Walking down the streets of cities such as Cape Town, South Africa, today, one would almost think one were somewhere closer to San Diego, Calif.
Last October, the cover of Time magazine forecast a gloomy picture for the Democratic Party.
Facebook is once again under heavy fire for its seemingly insatiable appetite for slurping up and analyzing endless streams of user data.
Want to see a witch hunt? You don’t have to go back to the 1600s and Salem, Mass. Just look at what’s happening to Republican Gov. Eric Greitens in the State of Missouri in 2018.
Interpret it how you wish, but the veracious or apocryphal nature of the above statement (depending on how you view it) does not blur the fact that guns are out there, and even if they are restricted from being sold, there will always be a black market for purchase.
Across the United States, the latest revelations related to the Parkland high school massacre truly shock the conscience.
As I was growing up in the ’60s and ’70s in rural Marion, S.C., faith, belief in God and attending church were the bedrock of the James and Thelma Williams household.
A little more than 50 years ago, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development was formed.
The White House recently released a transcript of remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence.
Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America? These questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate.
In his first year leading the nation, President Donald Trump has achieved numerous victories and delivered huge benefits to the American people.
In a recent White House meeting with congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform, Donald Trump reportedly asked...
As the completion of the Trump administration’s first year comes into focus, it is difficult to sift through the loud drumbeat of Russian collusion and the endless noise that emanates from the mainstream media about the shortcoming and failures of the Trump administration.
The United States of America is an amazing place, where the power of ingenuity is on full display every day.
As one of only two African-American TV station licensees in the country, I recently wrote the Federal Communications Commission voicing strong support for the advancement of minority ownership and diversity.
Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing, but that doesn’t make it any less right.