Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Black officers like me are poised to play critical role in reform

It is of utmost important that our voices be heard. Now is the time to unapologetically inject Black into Blue. Earlier this month, I had...

Pandemic relief and the Georgia elections

It’s not very often that voters have a chance to shift the direction of the country twice in just two months. Let’s make it...

What didn’t kill me made me stronger

For at least the last 30 or 40 years, I have written opinion columns about how political parties in the United States have used,...

Anjanette Young reminds Black women of their ancestors

Once upon a time in America, Black women routinely were forced to stand naked on a slave auction block in front of hordes of...

HBCU presence in the White House

Conventional wisdom suggests that on subjects of race, leadership, and IOUs for a historic presidential campaign victory, President-Elect Joseph Biden has two primary opponents...

Christmas’ true meaning vitally important in these divisive times

Each year at this time, I use this column to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is literally the mass for...

Lucius Gantt will always choose life

The measles make you bumpy, mumps will make you lumpy, chickenpox will make you jump and twitch. The common cold will fool you, influenza...

Remember that Christmas is a religious holy day

So, the other day, a friend asked me a question that boiled down to this: Does Christmas have to be a religious holiday? My immediate...

Don’t blame Blacks for fearing vaccine

There aren’t many African Americans who don’t know about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. At some point, someone told us about the hundreds of Black...

Barack Obama is not my hero

Barack Obama has spent the past several weeks months promoting his political memoir, “A Promised Land.” But the former president’s messaging is out of...