Commentary

Morehouse at 150: Destroying 7 myths that challenge the excellence of HBCUs

HBCUs have a rich history and powerful mystique that continue to shape African-American culture and inspire academic success.

Tracing your roots: Were my married slave ancestors forced to live apart?

Geneaologist Henry Louis Gates takes a deeper look at matrimony during slavery.

Obama’s letter to Trump

It is a tradition for the outgoing president to leave a letter to the incoming commander in chief. George W. Bush left a touching note for Barack Obama after Obama’s election, as did Bill Clinton for Bush after Bush became ...

We need more cultural leaders, fewer cultural cops

The Cultural Coach says actively policing others doesn't necessarily help things.

An Open Letter: America still needs you, Mr. President

In the age of Trump, there's still a need for hope and change, Smith writes.

Growing up in the era of Obama

A senior on track to graduate from an academy in Chicago, Akin Ajanaku Coffy shares his story of growing up in the era of Obama.

With Dr. King in mind, home ownership still more dream than reality

Insights on the intersection of Dr. King's dream and the American Dream.

#2016TaughtMe: What were the biggest lessons you learned this year?

This was a particularly morbid year, but at least there were plenty of lessons amid the madness.

Could more school choice equal more problems in education under Trump?

The fight between public and private control over schools is about to get heated.

My shelf discovery

A chance encounter with the "Anthology of American Negro History."

Should people really lose their jobs when they say something racist on social media?

It may be satisfying to see racist comments swiftly addressed, but the trend of employers firing employees for social media posts should give pause to those of us who live and breathe on social media.

Joe McKnight and the fear of the black man

More times than not, white people can lawfully fear for their lives for coming into contact with African-Americans.

Just because you’re my father doesn’t mean you’re my parent

Sometimes, if you’re not able to step up to the plate as a parent, it’s best to step away.

COMMENTARY: Democrats should pick a leader from their strongest voting bloc: black women

The leadership of the Democratic Party, at the highest levels, has consisted of mostly White men and women and a handful of Latinos.

Eboni K. Williams brings her independent voice to Fox News

The 2016 Presidential Election interview with Kam Williams

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