Editorial: Do we have the wherewithal to respond to injustice?

By Be Moore In 1991, Howard University rested squarely in the hood. Now, the university hasn’t MOVED, but think of the hood as a sort of tide that rises and encompasses areas, and other times recedes, leaving traces like flopping fish on the ground after a tidal wave. We we’re under water. Along with hood, […]

Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants to End Race? No Thanks.

I used to believe people were confused about the meaning of words involving social justice.  I figured when someone referred to any discussions about race as “racist” he or she was simply misinformed. Now, I know better. Some people have redefined words like “racist” in order to avoid talking about race.  Others do so purposefully […]

Political racism and Pres. Barack Obama

On Feb. 1, 2012, the Huffington Post reported that Republican Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal forwarded an email stating the following: “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can […]

BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA premieres tonight on PBS at 8 p.m.

“Upward of 120 million people of African descent live in Latin America today,’’ says Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who, even though he is a scholar of African-American history, says he was staggered by the number when he first learned of it.