To kneel or not to kneel is not the question

The question is whether kneeling during the national anthem does anything to combat police brutality or advance the cause of racial justice. It. Does....

Should I watch ‘Vietnam’ or ‘Game of Thrones’ again?

I’ll get around to seeing Ken Burns’s latest documentary series “Vietnam” sometime soon. It will be kind of a chore, because I’ve already heard...

No apologies for telling the truth

ESPN Sports Anchor Jemele Hill used a social media account recently to describe President Donald Trump as a “White supremacist” and a “bigot.” Good for...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 304

Jesus may arrive next week! So says a Christian ‘numerologist,’ if there is such a profession. The numerologist says Jesus’s drive-by is scheduled to occur...

Hurricanes expose capitalism’s flaws

Recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida reveal a great deal about the United States and how little it does for its people. Of course,...

Why San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium project is infamous

The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and its kindred spirits have been fighting construction unions’ racist hiring and contracting tactics. The unions have co-opted...

Nothing ‘deplorable’ about those rescuing Harvey, Irma victims

All Americans can be proud of the countless acts of generosity, heroism, and unselfishness of those rushing to help victims in the aftermath of...

Malcolm X’s family gathers in Baltimore

When folks think about the families of leaders such as Brother Malcolm X, it is limited, at best, to their wives, children and parents....

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...

Paradise lost and found

A lot of animals got saved in Florida as Hurricane Irma blazed a path of destruction that stretched from the coast of Africa to...

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