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Two civil rights icons 100 years apart

We often hear the story about Rosa Parks being the civil rights icon who sparked the Civil Rights Movement in 1955 when she refused...

Not here for it

Ever since President Joe Biden spoke of unity in his inauguration address, the word has been ubiquitous. Everywhere I turn, it’s there: Unity. I’m not...

What censorship is — and isn’t

The First Amendment enshrines one of Americans’ most cherished rights. What we usually refer to as “free speech” is foundational to our democratic republic....

Black community should consider the vaccine; I did

So I did a thing. I got the COVID-19 vaccine dose No. 1.  Me. Well educated, informed, afraid and adamant that I would not. It took...

Colorblind is not a good goal

The other day I heard someone say he was taught not to notice race or color and isn’t that the goal? I’ve heard this...

Can Democrats work with … Democrats?

What happens when the dog catches the bumper that he’s been chasing?I vividly recall the jubilation that I felt as my then-wife and I...

It’s OK to not be OK

We had the sixth mass shooting in 15 years last weekend, and it’s OK to not be OK.Six people, including an unborn child, were...

Compliant leadership costs corporations more than $190 billion

Have you ever heard the phrase “comfort zones are meant to be broken”? In our human mindsets (often tainted by years of “programming” within...

The bar is so low

As I watched former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife exit the inauguration, I commented to a colleague about how it’s refreshing to...

The implication of King’s message

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” The...


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