Categories Archives: Op-Ed

“The NFL’s Colin Cleanse”.

A few months ago I wrote an article asking “Are there Any Black activist/athletes left?” It was inspired by the death of Muhammad Ali; a man who once put it all on the line to stand up for what he believed in during the Vietnam War. Well it se ...

Teachers Need Public Support.

While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country. While every school district is not facing challenges, many urban school d ...

What In The “Hell” Do You Have to Lose?.

In a recent “so-called” policy speech in front of a 99.9 percent White audience in the State of Michigan, Donald Trump, the “Standard-Bearer”, for the Grand Ole Party (Republican Party) asked this “political-policy-question&# ...

Is the NAACP Still Relevant?.

By: Harry C. Alford, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce When was the last time someone asked you to take out a membership into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People? Did you say “I am not colored”? ...

10 Keys to Increased Relevance of the Black Church.

Studies show that the American people, especially millennials, are moving away from religion and church affiliation with break neck speed. Black folks have joined the exodus. The predominate religious institution in our tradition is the Black church. It h ...