The Power of Words and the NBA’s Silver Lining

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Current and former players, coaches, NBA sponsors and corporate partners applauded Silver for taking swift and decisive action. “Sentiments of this kind are contrary to the principles of inclusion and respect that form the foundation of our diverse, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic Continue reading The Power of Words and the NBA’s Silver Lining

What is the Impact of Immigration on Racial Economic Equality?

As the immigration debate continues on this fall among members of Congress, there is an on-going discussion in the media about the relationship between black economic struggle and the impact of immigration.  What is the true nature of this relationship Continue reading What is the Impact of Immigration on Racial Economic Equality?

Reflections 50 Years After the March

50 years have passed since the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and it seems like an appropriate time to pause, reflect and evaluate where the U.S. has progressed and failed with regards to the continuing struggle for Continue reading Reflections 50 Years After the March

March On Washington Didn’t Ensure Equality for Women

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a little-known fact about the march gives a very different perspective.  While it is considered one of the greatest events for equal rights in human history, women in the Continue reading March On Washington Didn’t Ensure Equality for Women

Supreme Court Takes Middle-Of-The Road Stance Towards Affirmative Action

I heard someone recently say that ending affirmative action would be akin to putting your umbrella away in a rainstorm.  The Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold using race as a factor in admissions decisions reinforces the idea that while Continue reading Supreme Court Takes Middle-Of-The Road Stance Towards Affirmative Action

Is There A Black Agenda?

Recent comments by the sole Democratic African-American U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan at a Democratic forum sparked a conversation about whether President Obama has championed the needs of the African-American community.  Cowan cast doubt on the need for a “black Continue reading Is There A Black Agenda?