Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Brownshirts in our streets today

The unidentified goon squads snatching people off the streets of Portland, Ore., have a chilling resemblance to a similar fascist tool of oppression that...

Voting is under siege with Trump

The cornerstone of a democracy is the ability to vote. Voting is every citizen’s voice and is the civic responsibility of all eligible voters. Free...

To be Black means to know sadness

Instead of marveling at our ability to weather every storm thrown at us, use that energy to stop creating conditions for those storms, whether...

How James Baldwin spoke to immigrants like me

James Baldwin was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Harlem, to parents who were children of former slaves. For migrants fleeing an economically depressed and racist...

30 years after the ADA, activists rethinking what true equity looks like

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 30 years ago, it was the culmination of decades of activism, sacrifice, and struggle...

CFPB gives green light to predatory payday lenders

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout the country, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently took an ill-advised and untimely action. On July 7,...

Speak out for the heritage of equality and justice

“Although the court did not deny that voter discrimination still exists, it gutted the most powerful tool this nation has ever had to stop...

Death times three

From my youth, I can remember many of the elders lamenting that death comes in threes. In fact, when a community suffered the deaths...

Embracing youth leadership, celebrating young activism

Black folks of every age want the same thing – social and economic justice. And depending on our age, we approach the struggle differently....

Let the movement be radical

Craven Black misleaders jumped at the chance to side with White corporate power against radical White allies. The unprecedented size and diversity of the new...