American, in all of its glory, is a nation of immigrants and has been since its founding. Yet many immigrants today are treated like invaders.
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Black entrepreneurship is vital to the success of America as entrepreneurship from all races are. History shows us Black people have been used to build, innovate, defend, and feed this country, but the equity of financial success has not been recognized by Black people.
Holding the course syllabus, I stared at the list of unfamiliar writers: James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansberry
As adults, we have multiple lenses through which we see the world. Most of us have more in common than we think and have similar wants and desires, but where the issues arise is the lens through which we chose to view certain situations.
An important month for our country is coming February, which is the national Black History Month. It is so encouraging seeing all the pride shown during this month to respect and learn more about the history of Black people. Interwoven into the fabric of history is the knowledge, advancement…
The words and actions of the late civil rights leader, father, visionary, husband, and agitator are still spoken to this day, and they mean even more as this country grapples with its present and past.
First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.
Quietly and without fanfare, President Donald Trump is making a lethal exit, as his administration executes the most people during a presidential transition in more than 130 years. This unprecedented lame-duck killing spree mocks Trump’s campaign caricature as a criminal justice reformer.
The American work culture is complex. For African Americans, there is a daily complexity of maneuvering racism, sexism, culturism, misconceptions, and code-switching.
Sunday marks 40 days and 40 nights wrongly wasted by President Trump and his allies in an attempt to subvert the will of the people, cancel the results of the presidential election, and keep him in power.
One of the most important pieces of advice I received was from an historical figure from my fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha. J.R. Johnson was so important that he was mentioned in our fraternity history book. He told me when I was a member that I should buy land, because there is a limited amoun…
When a seventh-grader threatens to open fire at school if a certain candidate doesn't win an election, adults in our society must realize things have gone too far. That's true even if the threat was made in jest.
As candidate Donald J. Trump descended down the Trump Tower, he ushered in a new era of excitement for a forgotten group of people looking for something different in a politician. These supporters were not initially on the Trump train, as he was polling at 3 percent early into the Republican…
Molly Ivins, the feisty Texas columnist and author, described herself thusly before succumbing to breast cancer 13 years ago: “I spent most of my life feeling like I’ve been shot out of a cannon.”
My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, att…
As millions of voters in American are celebrating, angry, sad, optimistic, confused, and fed up, I wonder when will politics ever make sense to the masses. That will never happen, because politics has lost its initial intention.
Many communities deal with generational poverty, generational government assistance, and generation hopelessness. There is a light at the end of the tunnel that we must promote more in America.
Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.
The U.S. government has, for centuries, needed the taxes collected to fund its entitlement programs. Many people feel Americans who are on government assistance are takers, but the government is the No. 1 taker.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the home of Black Wall Street, the ancestors of Black entrepreneurship are still legends. As the world learns more about Black Wall Street, the founders, creators, supporters, and innovators still inspire generations.
America, although the greatest country in the world, has long grappled with the issue of sexism. From the women’s suffrage to Roe v. Wade, many men in America have tried to interject themselves into women's issues.
Starting last April, for some mysterious reason, I began receiving emails from President Trump’s reelection campaign. I’ve gotten a barrage of more than 1,100 of them so far in less than six months. All of these involve some kind of request for money and many offer up spiffy Trump merchand…
The polarization of the Black Lives Matter movement is so similar to the Civil Rights movement, the Tea Party movement, and the Occupy Wall-Street movement, as the message from the original founders can be misconstrued and changed as the movement grows.
America lost a true warrior with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her life was a road map for others to emulate. The fight for basic human rights was fierce but necessary, and she will be missed.
Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.
The history of being Black in America has had its challenges, triumphs, successes, and setbacks. The slave ships that brought over some of the best thinkers, scholars, builders, farmers and warriors sailed the ocean with precious cargo.
America is supposed to be the beaming light of the world and, in many cases, we are, but during election time, we take a step back. The name-calling, the lying, and racism hit a peak in America during election time, and any time one minority group speaks up about equality.
As the Democratic convention ended in late August, presidential hopeful Joe Biden worked to increase the enthusiasm within his party. Then it was the Republicans' turn to fire up the base.
Four years ago, millions of American voters took a giant gamble on the nation’s future by casting their ballots for a very different kind of President. He did not win the most votes but the Electoral College delivered him constitutionally into the White House nonetheless.
As the Democratic National Convention drew to a close, the American people saw a wide range of speakers and supporters come out to show admiration for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign. The list of heavy hitters included former President Barack Obama.
The long-awaited running mate of presumptive nominee Joe Biden has been named. Sen. Kamala Harris is the first African American vice presidential candidate in America. History has just been made, and we are all alive to witness it.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A Northeast Oklahoma business's cutout board used by guests for taking photos has been criticized by community members who say the feature is an example of cultural appropriation, and resort owners have decided to remove it.
Now that it's becoming undeniable that Joe Biden has a substantial – and seemingly durable – lead on Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election, references to the supposed polling problems of 2016 are being made with increasing frequency.
The buzz over whom former Vice President Joe Biden will pick for his vice presidential candidate has been circulating for months. He has committed to selecting a woman as his running mate. While there are many well-qualified women candidates, there are a number of ethnic groups who are pulli…
One week ago, President Trump tweeted a picture of himself wearing a mask during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president’s critics quickly labeled the maneuver too little, too late.
As a father, my main focus is to provide a safe environment for my children to thrive. As my wife and I maneuver through the historic COVID-19 pandemic, we have the difficult decision to make, as thousands of parents do: What do we do about the school year?
During the first transition of power from one party to another in the nation's history, a president and a lame duck Congress engaged in a rapid reorganization of the federal judiciary.
With the specter of refrigerated morgue trucks at Texas hospitals, record numbers of hospitalizations, and rapidly increasing COVID cases in Anderson County and its five prisons, not doing everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is downright reckless.
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