Imagine if the current president were a Republican, and if during the second half of his second term, after having been elected both times with record turnout by Blacks, the Black unemployment rate remained stagnant at 11 percent while the Black poverty rate hit a record high of 27 percent.
The unelected mullahs in Iran must be having a hearty laugh this week, enjoying the spectacle of the Obama administration falling over itself to drive a wedge between America and Israel, our vital Middle East ally.
Reduce the time that elapses between thought and action. More importantly, strive to have the time lapse approach zero. Your mantra will soon become “More Done!”
I have visited the Holy Land nearly a dozen times, and the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress left me with a range of intense emotions.
Bill Cosby has been "America's Dad" for years, but in light of recent sexual assault allegations by more than a dozen women, one wonders whether that imaged belied a private darkness that expressed itself in the drugging and raping of women, primarily young, blond white women
Despite troubles early in their tennis careers, Venus and Serena Williams have gone on to become champions and show the world they are not outsiders to the sport.
The Rev. Al Sharpton seems to have learned this lesson long ago: When you’re a controversial civil rights leader who’s made a career out of harassing the cops and embarrassing the government, never keep any assets in your own name.
Members of Congress concerned by the ongoing nuclear progress of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism are interested in pursuing a bill that would provide a backstop should the talks between Iran and the P5+1 ultimately break down because of Tehran’s unwillingness to dismantle its nuclear arms program.
While a major thrust of King’s movement was to eradicate legal barriers to full participation in the American enterprise, his push for economic empowerment has been largely ignored, much to the detriment of those in whose name he fought and died.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren opposes the “CRomnibus” provision that would restore FDIC insurance for high-risk trading in derivatives. Warren Democrats have already jumped out in opposition to the change.
Satire along the lines of French cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo’s pointed scoffing has always been associated with lethality.
There is not much left that can be said about the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo. Minds have been made up and battle lines drawn.
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.