Commentary

The TSD Interview, Part I: OTIS L. SANFORD

The veteran journalist digs into the history of Memphis politics with his new book, “From Boss Crump to King Willie.”

CEO of the International African American Museum: We need to seize control of our identity

A new $75 million dollar museum is being built in Charleston, South Carolina, and it’s working to help African-Americans see their history and the world in an impactful way.

Speak out to protect your health

Illinois Congresswoman weighs in on healthcare debate.

Seven Times Harriet Tubman Was a Bada-s Superhero

"Black Moses" enjoying new popularity in pop culture.

Commentary: Time for Republican millennials to grow up

Your experience should be a lesson and a wakeup call to all black millennials. Civilization did not start when you came out of your mother’s womb.

Commentary: So many people failed Black History Month 2017

Here are 8 ways to do better.

Do African Americans really care what Trump thinks about ‘Black-ish’

While Barack Obama believes the show is representative of his family, Donald Trump says the title is “racism at highest level.”

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.

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