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September 3, 2019

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The New York Times, this past August, unveiled its ‘1619 Project’ to commemorate the first enslaved Africans to land in Virginia.  The project- highlighting how the enslavement of Africans and Blacks over several hundred...

August 7, 2019

There isn’t much more that could be said or done, by the president, that can shock me. During his time as a presidential candidate, right into his time as president (why does it feel like the longest four years ever), he has made some of the most public derogatory stat...

July 19, 2019

“Go back where you came from.”

If you are a minority, or a foreigner, you know why that statement stings. You know why it is offensive. There has been no time in American history where saying these six words have not incited a sense of superiority in some, and inferiori...

July 8, 2019

‘When They See Us’ has stoked a wide range of emotions in viewers and has brought much attention to the 1989 Central Park Jogger case in which five African American and Latino boys were wrongfully convicted of the rape of Trisha Meili. A modern- day Scottsboro Boys, th...

June 6, 2019

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A special day is around the corner and for people celebrating everywhere it is a time to honor what some view as the less sung hero: fathers. Father’s day is quickly approaching and in countless places people will...

June 3, 2019

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I can’t remember the first time I heard or learned of the Central Park 5. All I can remember is that I believed it was an outrage, but not a hard outrage to believe. History has shown repeatedly that when factors such as...

May 20, 2019

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Graduates of Morehouse College’s 2019 class learned first-hand this past weekend that not all superheroes wear capes. Sometimes they stand before you at the most unlikely time and change your life. During the commencement speech, led by M...

May 10, 2019

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Dear Mom,

As a kid, I always thought it was funny that you didn’t get caught up in the hoopla that came with Mother’s Day. I guess I was thinking, It’s a celebration! Who wouldn’t be excited?  

Probably someone, as you would...

April 30, 2019

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“Handcuffed” and “soiled pants” are not words most children would use to describe their day, but for a nine-year-old D.C. boy they are part of a narrative he will never forget.

On April 22nd, the child was told by an officer to stop leanin...

February 19, 2019

Some time ago, an old schoolmate of mine stated her son will not have to worry about being harassed by the police because he will learn how to be a well- dressed professional.  I could not help being disappointed by this statement.  How could anyone believe, especially...

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