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31 05, 2024

White Christians have chosen the wrong path to their salvation — and ours

By |2024-05-31T12:59:30+00:00May 31st, 2024|Politics, Race, Gender and Class|

I should say that I am disappointed in evangelicals, but I have been wondering for a long, long time why I held on to hope they would find enlightenment on racism. But now whatever hope I did hold I jettisoned after I came to understand how in lockstep evangelicals were with Donald Trump. Since Trump took office in 2016, evangelicals

29 05, 2024

Playing the ‘Invisible Man’ is an unforgettable experience

By |2024-07-05T02:36:12+00:00May 29th, 2024|Travel|

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — I guess the appeal of working and texting is universal, because even here, in this world-class capital with its share of riches, you see that men and women under 30 are tethered to their iPhones. Perhaps I wouldn’t have been surprised had I gone to Malaysia with more research behind me. Instead, I played the clueless

24 05, 2024

Becoming best friends just in the ‘Nick’ of time

By |2024-05-24T19:52:47+00:00May 24th, 2024|Commentary, Race, Gender and Class|

We can never know with any certainty how or why our connection with a stranger turned into something neither of us foresaw. Think about all the encounters you’ve had over the years, the people you’ve met on the way to wherever you were going. Some of them are utterly forgettable; some touch you in ways you can’t begin to imagine.

24 05, 2024

Black men find little justice in our criminal justice sytem

By |2024-05-24T18:28:40+00:00May 24th, 2024|Commentary, Politics, Race, Gender and Class|

Lamonte McIntyre opened a barbershop in Kansas City, Kansas. He’s named his shop “Off the Top Salon,” and I hope people in the city and nearby townships have flocked there for a trim. McIntyre deserved their support. Yet I wonder where people, the prosecutors, the judges and the jurors were when a renegade cop sent McIntyre to prison for 23

14 05, 2024

2023 over, so now progressives must look to 2024

By |2024-05-11T22:05:54+00:00May 14th, 2024|Commentary, Politics, Race, Gender and Class|

The 2023 election, a vote filled with more regional issues, ended with big wins for progressives. Women kept the freedom to decide what to do with their bodies, and those who enjoy a tote on a joint can smoke away after Ohioans voted to make marijuana legal. I must now put those victories aside, because what awaits people who lean

12 05, 2024

Can Ohio U. find ways to help poor students of color?

By |2024-05-11T21:48:57+00:00May 12th, 2024|Commentary, Politics, Race, Gender and Class|

Ohio University has found itself where it didn’t want to be: trying to figure out how to use scholarship money that donors established for a certain class of recipient. A good chunk of those set-aside scholarships go to minorities — Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans. Some of those dollars go to first-generation college students of whatever race. Echoing the conservative

11 04, 2024

O.J. is dead, but his ‘Trial of the Century’ will live forever

By |2024-04-12T03:38:20+00:00April 11th, 2024|Commentary, News, Politics, Race, Gender and Class, Sports|

I won't dwell on what the man did during a Hall-of-Fame football career, because O.J. Simpson destroyed whatever that legacy was in my mind when he and his sidekick Al Cowlings drove a Ford Bronco at a turtle's pace down a California highway with a parade of police cars behind them. Do you remember the sight? I didn't know then

19 01, 2024

All Betts off when poet-activist has nothing worthwhile to say

By |2024-01-19T20:06:14+00:00January 19th, 2024|Commentary, Politics|

I was eager Thursday night to meet Reginald Dwayne Betts, a felon, a poet and a Yale Law School graduate. His bio did more than suggest Betts had a fascinating story to tell about prison to prosperity. I don’t hear such tales often enough. Unlike some of those I’ve heard, Betts wasn’t a victim of wrongful conviction. When he was

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