Yes, the New York Post cartoon was racist and insensitive, says Charlotte’s conservative commentator Lenny McAllister, but African Americans have bigger issues
Talk about taboo!
Students at two historically black schools open up about skin tone and openly gay men on campus
Our health is in our own hands
African Americans suffer disproportionately from obesity, heart disease and other health-related issues. We as a community can improve on that
Was Abraham Lincoln a racist?
Author and historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. tackles that thorny question this week in a two-hour PBS documentary called “Looking for Lincoln.”
A new GOP, not just window dressing
Charlotte-area resident Lenny McAllister says the election of Michael Steele to lead the Republican National Committee represents real change
A proposal to end Black History Month
Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley says America has reached a point where we no longer need to live, learn and celebrate separately
Black NFL coaches an endangered species
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the third black coach to make it to the Super Bowl in two years — the second to win it. But the spate of progress may be short-lived.
Bipartisanship, but at what cost?
In his well-meaning effort to build a broad base of congressional support, President Obama may be handing GOP lawmakers too much power over his agenda
Mike Tomlin: Young, gifted and (yes) black
I’M JUST SAYIN’
I hate to bring up race, but…shouldn’t we be making more fuss over the fact that another African American coach has won the super bowl?
Cinderella will be a no-show at Super Bowl XLIII
Except in a few notable cases, you just don’t see major upsets in the biggest sporting event of the year
Some random thoughts on the NFL (and Barack Obama?)
I’M JUST SAYIN’
Jemal ruminates on the possible departure of Julius Peppers, the happy retirement of Tony Dungy and a White House visit for coach Mike Tomlin
His moment has arrived
Barack Obama takes office today with a realistic prospect of joining the ranks of history’s most powerful presidents.
King and Obama
Obama sprang from King’s sacrifice. Without the bullet King took, Obama may have never secured a place on the ballot.
Obama’s election no panacea
“Barack Obama’s election does not render my father’s dream realized.”
‘It’s good to see the good things in life’
Martha Young overcame 15 years of crack cocaine addiction and the murder of her son. Next week she travels to witness the swearing in of the nation’s first black president