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Fear-Mongering Holds America Back

Imagine where we’d be if the majority of Americans still thought Irish people were thugs, wife-beaters, or lazy drunkards. Imagine ...

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Do We Need a City-Wide Rent Strike?

Because of skyrocketing rents, lack of foresight and planning by public officials, and a mainstream media which sees housing as ...

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Poverty a Constant, Heart-Breaking Burden

Poverty is a constant struggle and heart-breaking burden for individuals, families and communities in our country and around the world. ...

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50 Years of Making College Achievable

As we usher greater numbers of high school graduates into the workforce, are we prepared to ensure that—for those who ...

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Proving Cities Can Lead on Climate Change

Mayor Charlie Hales recently took a step no other mayor in our country — and perhaps the world — has ...

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Ugly Truths It’s Way Past Time for America to Face

Our American University system has blood on its hands that it is just coming to terms with. How will the ...

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Cynical Attempts to Blunt Our Political Power

Many of the new laws making it more difficult to vote appear to be cynical attempts to blunt the political ...

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Entitled to Public Discourse Without Interference

Together with other community leaders and concerned citizens, I sent a letter to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, and other statewide- ...

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Rigged: Racial Bias in Jury Selection

Despite the efforts of our federal government and the Supreme Court to address and eliminate racial discrimination in the jury ...

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#BlackLivesMatter: A Rallying Cry for our Times

While it is obvious to many of us that all lives matter, it is not so obvious that in our ...

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Happy 80th Birthday!

Join us in celebrating our mother's 80th birthday!

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Teaching the Truth about America’s History

Who is writing and influencing the history our children are taught? Should a few education officials in Texas or any ...

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The Racial Bias in Stand Your Ground Laws

Trayvon Martin's unjust death at the hands of a trigger-happy, self-described neighborhood watchman continues to shock and live on in ...

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‘This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Civil Rights Movement’

The day after the Aug. 10 anniversary of Michael Brown's death, I was arrested along with more than 50 other ...

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How To Prevent A School Shooter

Invest time every day in building strong, caring relationships that will support the community in times of crisis. This strategy ...