I don’t usually get so personal in these columns, but today I want you to know that I feel particularly blessed.
By the time Marion Barry died this past Sunday morning, he had already been buried several times by the mainstream media.
In today’s society, everyone seems to be aware that a healthy diet is key to maintaining good health, whether we choose practicing it in our lives or not. But a connection that seems more difficult for people to make is that food is actually medicine.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s recent speech at a conference on income inequality sponsored by Credit Suisse ruffled a lot of feathers, on both the right and the left of the political spectrum.
Ahh, those pesky midterm elections are here again.
This must be a difficult time for liberals, Democrats and all other flavors of Obama followers.
In 2003, a student at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., reported a sexual assault to campus authorities.
In September, the president gave a somber, yet reassuring-sounding speech concerning the United States’ response to the Ebola virus that is currently ravaging three West African nations.
There is always a lesson in a crisis if you’re humble enough to look for it. As the Ebola crisis spreads throughout West Africa, both the on-the-ground struggles and the international response have been enlightening, to say the least.
The tale of Ferguson, Mo., is, in many respects, the tale of two cities.
Imagine for a moment that you are on your way to work driving down Main Street. You only make $25,000 a year, so you can’t afford to replace your broken tail light that got smashed last week in a fender bender.
There has been a lot of focus on the decline of fatherhood in the Black community, as the proportion of Black children growing up in single-parent (overwhelmingly female-headed) households has exploded since the 1960s.
By almost any standards, President Barak Obama defies easy classification.
In the wake of the televised beheading of American journalist Tim Foley, there have been urgent calls in the media for an intensified U.S. military response to the Islamic State group (ISIS or ISIL) responsible for Foley’s gruesome murder and a host of other barbaric atrocities across northern Iraq and Syria.
In the past few weeks, the mainstream media has been consumed with the tragic events that continue to unfold in Ferguson
"Individual self-esteem is now determined by how many people follow you on social media and how many likes you get. But self-esteem should be based on the undisputed truth that we’re created in the image of God."
What informs your philosophy of life? That is to say, why do you get out of bed in the morning? What gives your life meaning? What drives you to do what you do?
During the first week of June, the United Negro College Fund received a generous $25 million donation from conservative/libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch.
So far this year, more than 50,000 unaccompanied alien children have crossed our southern border. Children from multiple Central American countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, are traveling thousands of miles through deserts and rivers to reach America.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 specifies that the Federal Communications Commission “shall” review its broadcast ownership rules every four years, “determine if” those rules are necessary in the public interest as the result of competition and “repeal or modify” any regulation determined to no longer be in the public interest.
This weekend, Americans all over the country will step out onto their patios and decks and into their backyards to partake in a delicious barbecue with family, friends and loved ones. A drink or two is sure to be spilled, and chances are kids will fight over who gets to eat the biggest burger.
People in Washington don’t like to admit that they were wrong. No one saw Eric Cantor’s primary loss coming, least of all David Brat, the economics professor who, on a shoestring budget, pulled off one of the biggest upsets in congressional history.
President Barack Obama is doubling down in his defense of his blunder in defying the rule of law, exercising poor judgment and mischaracterizing (I’m trying to be charitable) the service of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in his ill-conceived “deal” to free the lone American serviceman held captive in Afghanistan.
First enacted in 1965, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) prohibited discriminatory voting practices that had been used to deny people, especially people of color, their constitutional right to vote. This landmark law had wide bipartisan support and has been seen by historians as one of the most important pieces of legislation ever passed by the Congress.
I first met Maya Angelou over 27 years ago when she became a client of B&C Associates International, a public relations firm located in High Point, N.C., in 1986.
America is a land of stories. We love to use stories about individuals to extract general principals about society as a whole.
Donald Sterling’s publicly disclosed comments depict an anachronistic view of race relations in this country.
Human trafficking continues to be a major issue not only in Africa, but in the rest of the world as well.
High school graduation rates are at an historic all-time high. African-American students are helping drive this historic trend with a 69 percent graduation rate—the highest graduation rate seen in years.
With good reason, the sports world is aflame over the recent remarks of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
In 2016, the Democratic machine defeated Republican nominee Mitt Romney in large part due to the youth vote.
Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided to let college football players at Northwestern University unionize. Usually I am not in favor of unions, but clearly something must be done to change the way college athletes get compensated for their services.
Comedy has many approaches and subjects—leaders, governments, things we don’t understand. In the vein of the latter, I suppose it is understandable to pick on religion.
All too often, rich individuals in this country are demonized for simply being rich.
It is fundamentally flawed to penalize someone for free enterprise and free thought.
The idea that parents have no control over where their children go to school is unthinkable.
The amount of influence the family life has on a child is eye-opening.
Just a few short weeks ago, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) decidedly set forth a verdict on the effects of a minimum wage increase.
We need, as a society, to get back to celebrating mothers who sacrifice their careers to care for our most vulnerable: our children.
How can we accomplish anything of major national importance if those who stand on one side of the divide are assumed to be acting and thinking out of a deep hatred for people of color?
While Americans celebrated the New Year on Jan. 1, the date was also a major milestone in the history of Nigeria. It marked 100 years to the day since the separate protectorates of Southern and Northern Nigeria were united.
Russia has been the victim of five differentiated yet consecutive suicide bombings in highly populated major cities...because of the recent news of the ever-growing and threatening dangers associated with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, the American news and media community has now shed light that these fatal attacks have evidently been occurring quite frequently throughout the past 15 years.
On Nov. 27, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, the Nobel Prizes.
Communism is an economic construct that died because it had no incentives for anyone other than the politicians who, of course, lived outside the economic rules of their society
What explosive emotions erupted when Megan Kelly of Fox News declared that Jesus and Santa were white men.
By refining this year’s Christmas celebrations to appeal less toward material things and more toward reawakening the virtues faith and family, we will once again find ourselves remembering the true joy and meaning of Christmas.
The debate about comprehensive immigration reform keeps coming up, and while several efforts to pass this sweeping legislation have failed, it is likely to be an issue for the next session of Congress.
Remembering when Robert J. Brown arranged for me to be one of the first to interview Mandela and to act as his personal secretary after his early release from prison
There are some aspects of seeing people based on color that we simply are not going to ever eradicate from the human race, even though we would like to be able to. Some people don’t want to hear this—and people might even consider such a statement racist—so let me start in a gingerly way by discussing other forms of discrimination that don’t provoke the same reaction.
Every day, people across this country decide that they are going to give up their 9 to 5 and start a business.