President Obama Announces Plan to Empower African-American Students

  While President Obama’s remarks about “AK-47s are for soldiers” made during his National Urban League speech earlier this week attracted most of the headlines, in my opinion the most substantial part of his speech was the announcement of an African-American Education Office to “help coordinate the efforts of communities and agencies to ensure that African-American youth are prepared for …

Rev. Al Sharpton: 40 Years of “No Justice, No Peace!”

Enjoyed speaking with Rev. Al Sharpton backstage at the Essence Music Festival.  Among other things, Rev. Sharpton told an excited Essence crowd that President Obama needed their unwavering support and enthusiasm to win in November, that the struggle for full equality was far from over, and continue to pray and stand with the parents of Trayvone Martin who accompanied Rev. Sharpton on stage. No …

Obama Care Ruling Fallout: Are Southern Republican Governors Really Going to Disregard U.S. Constitution?

It is deeply troubling that Governor Jindal of Louisiana, who is sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution which provides that federal law is THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND, boasts that he will ignore and refuse to implement so-called ObamaCare.  Gov. Jindal makes his declaration despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court (with conservative Justice John Roberts’ deciding vote) …

Beyond the Dream: OCU Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

  Oklahoma City University will host a prominent civil rights attorney as the guest speaker for its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The program is free to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on N.W. 23rd Street between Blackwelder and Kentucky avenues. Damario Solomon-Simmons will give a presentation titled “Beyond …