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Dreams of Owning a Home in My Neighborhood

Let’s face it, I am in my early 30’s, I work full-time, and the only affordable place for me to ...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Time to Speak Up

As we go into a new year, I have a resolution. I’m going to speak up more when men do ...

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Rewarding the Wealthy and Corporate America

A Nation unable to pay its bills is borrowing to further enrich its billionaires and millionaires with a tax “reform” ...

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A Cruel Holiday Gift for Haitian Immigrants

Two months after experiencing the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, my dad finally made it ...

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A Year that Awakened and Energized America

Without any fear of exaggeration, it can be said, and has been—repeatedly—that the final result of the 2016 presidential election ...

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Advancing the Conversation on Sexual Assault

Our national debate about sexual harassment and assault seems to be missing a bit of nuance.

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Corporate Interests Are Warping the Internet

My identity was stolen this year. The perpetrator didn’t open credit cards in my name or gain access to my ...

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Journalist was a Fearless Civil Rights Legend

We join the nation in mourning Simeon Booker's passing last week at the age of 99.

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Rhodes Scholar Story Inspirational

It’s inspiring and comforting to see a young man with enough emotional maturity to realize life after basketball does exist ...

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Empowering Young Adults to End Social Injustice

A national survey by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics found that between 2004 and 2015, there were likely a ...

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Igniting a Movement for a Moral Economy

If you’re expecting a gift card from your boss as an end-of-year bonus, enjoy it this year because you probably ...

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Black Identity Extremists Who Don’t Exist

It is the wisdom of the ancestors that “if you know the beginning well, the end will not trouble you.” ...

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Invest in Treatment, Mental Health and Better Medicine

Nine years ago, I lost my brother to a heroin overdose.

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Rent Control, Gun Control and Impeachment

The excellent editorial cartoon and commentary about gun control (Preventing Gun Deaths and Protecting Gun Rights, Portland Observer, Nov. 15 ...

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Zimbabwe and Where it All Went Wrong

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's second president on Nov. 24, replacing his former boss Robert Mugabe who had ...