‘You can bend our collective future’

Editor’s note: Here are excerpts from President Obama’s commencement speech deliver to the Class of 2016 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Some of you...

Hail Sloan Stephens for her US Open win!

With pregnant Serena Williams sidelined, I really thought (or hoped) her sister Venus, age 37, would finally match Roger Federer, age 36, by becoming...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 265

FAMU foolishness – I’ve written before how HBCU leadership – especially boards of trustees full of personal politics and petty jealousies – may cause...

Baltimore judge doesn’t expect cops to obey the law

The cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray had another good day in a Baltimore courtroom last week when one of the six...

Gaddafi’s last speech to the people of Libya

MUAMMAR GADDAFI COMMENTARY Editor’s note: Muammar Gaddafi was Libya’s revolutionary leader who governed Libya from 1969 until he was killed with the help of American military...

Beware of heroes with egos

It’s May 2016, the time of year in the United States when professional basketball becomes a focal point for millions of people in America...

Talladega College marching for Trump is good for HBCUs

Editor’s note: Historically Black Talladega College, located in Talladega, Ala., is being criticized for allowing its marching band to participate in President-elect Donald Trump’s...

Trump’s diss of historically Black colleges

THE BALTIMORE SUN GUEST EDITORIAL Editor’s Note – The following editorial appeared in The Baltimore Sun on May 10. In late February, leaders from historically Black colleges...

Don’t be fooled by ‘Silent Clarence’ Thomas

In arguably the most important civil rights case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this term – a case that could ban or limit...

An ‘F’ for Howard University’s Homecoming parade

I will admit up front that I am a longtime and devoted fan of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Homecoming parades. From ages...

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