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Fear and Terror as a Normal Part of School

Due to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the politicians that support them, meaningful discourse on the issue of gun ...

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Black Immigrant Lives Matter Too

We are long overdue for a discussion about immigration as it relates to black immigrants, particularly at this moment as ...

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Courage and Political Will in the Gun Reform Debate

As horrified as we were then, just after the Columbine shooting in 1999, we could not have imagined the next ...

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Fix Your Sidewalks

The city does not have the time or the finances to fix these sidewalk problems. I say to homeowners, fix ...

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The Second Amendment and White Anxiety

News anchors and pundits scratch their heads and ask, "What can be done to fix this?" while ignoring the obvious ...

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Been Waiting My Entire Life for a Black Superhero

I remember stuffing my backpack full of action figures as a kid on my way to school. It never crossed ...

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The Racist and Disastrous War on Pot

If polling is correct, pot no longer gives Americans fits. Recent Gallup polls indicate that 64 percent of Americans approve ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Passing the Baton

Dr. King had a dream of economic justice for all of our nation’s poor.

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Better Health Care for Communities of Color

Health equity is achievable and requires deliberate action on our part. That’s what we believe at Health Share of Oregon

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What Trump Wants on Immigration is Ethnic Cleansing

Trump had extended an “open hand” to work with Democrats on immigration, they reported. He crowed that he’d come up ...

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Influenced by a Narrow- Minded World View

On the eve of the eighth anniversary of the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the island nation of Haiti and ...

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Racist Past of Immigration Policy Retooled

The condemnation of Trump’s remarks on immigration has been swift and widespread. Most of the denunciations cast his ideas as ...

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Enabling White Supremacy Takes Place Every Day

Most black folk might get offended if it is suggested that they are enablers to white supremacists. Yet, this enabling ...

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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 ...