The life, legacy and lessons of Nelson Mandela

As we mourn the loss of of one of history's most transformational leaders, let us also pay tribute to his life and legacy. Let us dedicate ourselves to remembering his lessons and continue his efforts to spread Democracy, freedom and ...

Give thanks now, shop later

Thanksgiving Day — a day of family gatherings to give thanks for our many blessings — has evolved into a day of turkey and football, as the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day rivalries fill the TV. Now, it threatens to be taken ...

Cutting food assistance is more than morally wrong

So the issue is not America's resources of income and land, it is our choices in the distribution of our resources. Presumably, this value proposition was settled when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1964 Food Stamp Act into law, ...

Black voters were a big reason McAuliffe won in Virginia

McAuliffe won black voters by a 90-8 percent margin, a similar spread to the 93-6 percent President Barack Obama ran up in the 2012 presidential election in the Old Dominion.

A misguided "Big Mac" attack

It’s not McDonald’s fault that you decided to have two kids without the benefit of being married. If you couldn’t afford to have children, why didn’t you abstain, take birth control, or get married and then have kids?

Lessons from an HBCU’s demise

This fall, as college campuses opened their doors to the bustle of students, one historically black institution remains silent. In the old colonial town of Lawrenceville, Va., Saint Paul’s College has shut its doors after more than a century of ...

No show media

On Thursday, Sept. 5, Rev. C. L. Bryant was in Richmond to meet and talk with local pastors and others about his full length film and the mass of people in our nation who are "enslaved" to our federal government. ...

"Humanitarian intervention" is no gift

“That there are two mutually exclusive moral standards: one for the vast majority of nations and another for those comprising the dying but dangerous collection of European colonial capitalist nations.”

Gloucester's Rebellion: Another lesson about our character

Three hundred years before a multiracial coalition stormed Washington's National Mall to demand equal rights and economic justice, the working men of Gloucester County, Va., made a stand of their own based on class, not race.

Strolling down the beauty aisles

The Black community has making sure its pursuit of beauty is on point.

Republicans and diversity

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently hosted a roundtable discussion in Richmond with a dozen women business and community leaders from the area. And according to the Cuccinelli campaign, the Republican nominee for governor led the group in an open-ended ...

Can you hear me now, Uncle Sam?

You can imagine my feelings when I recently found out that good old Uncle Sam was checking up on my phone calls, email messages and the rest of the social networking. Finally, somebody is really watching out for me. It ...

Will Father's Day be different for black America?

When I wrote my book, "A Call to Destiny: How to Create Effective Ways to Assist Black Boys in America", my co-author and I were able to analyze what was happening to young black boys in America. We found some ...

The Boy Scouts are no longer "morally straight"

When the Boy Scouts of America's leadership voted to allow openly homosexual kids to become Boy Scouts, they in that one act sold their souls to the devil.

Obama’s troubles aren’t comparable to ‘Watergate’

The Obama administration deserves to be richly criticized for surreptitiously obtaining the telephone records of reporters for the Associated Press, especially for bypassing court proceedings that would have allowed executives of the news organizations an opportunity to at least argue ...