"You're getting your inheritance early."
Those were my father's words to me as he explained that he was taking money that he might have left me in his will and spending it on my private school tuition. My father's reasoning was that I would be able to create more wealth for his grandchildren if he invested in my education.
Thanks to his wisdom, I would go on to graduate from Williams, one of most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the nation and to obtain my MBA from Harvard. more >>
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton defended the status of the inner city African-American community at the first-ever debate between her and Republican opponent Donald Trump.
At the debate held Monday evening at Hofstra University and moderated by Lester Holt, Clinton took issue with Trump's assessment that the inner city was a horrible place for African-Americans and Latinos.
Asked how to heal America's racial divide, Trump argued that America's inner cities are "so dangerous" because "you walk down the street, you get shot." more >>
Christian Hip-hop artist Amisho Baraka, popularly known as Sho Baraka revealed last weekend that he will protest both Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November by voting for a third party candidate.
"I am going to vote. I'm especially going to vote in my state and local elections. I will definitely cast a ballot for someone in the presidential election; it will not be Trump or Clinton," the son of a former Black Panther who currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia told NPR.
Baraka who first shared his decision to go against the nominees of the nation's two major political parties in an op-ed for Christianity Today, said he struggles because of his race when it comes to Republicans and is challenged by the progressive values of Democrats. However, he did not say whether he would be casting his vote for either Libertarian Gary Johnson, independent Evan McMullin or Green Party candidate Jill Stein. more >>
I remember the moment well.
I was sitting in my car, waiting outside my office, my ear glued to the radio. The newscasters were about to announce the verdict of the O.J. Simpson double murder case. Would he be found guilty or not?
The evidence against him seemed overwhelming. But was he framed? Could the police be trusted? Yet if he was innocent, why did he run? more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has advised people to obey the instructions of police officers when stopped by them for whatever reason.
Over the past two years, some police shootings have garnered national attention and sparked public protests, especially in cases where the victims were unarmed African-Americans.
In a message posted to Facebook on Sunday, Graham advised "whites, blacks, Latinos, and everybody else" to follow the instructions of police if stopped by them. more >>
I get called all kinds of names on a regular basis — from Hitler to homophobe and from pitiful to pathological — but I don't get called a racist all that much (unless, of course, I'm speaking against radical Islam, which somehow makes me a racist, as if Islam was a race and as if criticizing murderous religionists was unfair).
Last night was different, though, as I drew attention to the lawless rioters in Charlotte (near where I live), saying that this was not God's way and that it was not the way of justice. But since I didn't immediately assume that the police were guilty of killing an unarmed black man in cold blood — in other words, because I didn't immediately disbelieve a black police chief, a black police officer, and other (presumably black) eyewitnesses — I was not only lacking in compassion, I was a racist.
One commenter on my Facebook page stated that, "Brown is a racist and that is clear," explaining, "You are getting called out for being a racist. You have proven it time and time again with your posts. You see racist comments on here and you do nothing. That is because it is in your heart. Repent and leave God out of your foolishness!" more >>