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For those descended from American slaves, it will be an uphill battle to the highest offices of this land. When I told my high school religion teacher that I wanted to be president, he encouraged me to pick a more realistic profession for a Black woman. His comment stunned me. Barack Obama was then in […]

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Unless we just missed it when he signed voting and civil rights legislation, desegregated the military and made Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday, President Donald Trump might want to think about retracting the most laughable line in his Republican nomination acceptance speech. Because by acting like he’s the savior of African Americans […]

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Changing the Equation reminds us that there are trailblazing women in the sciences that can serve as inspiration and virtual role models for all of us. How Black women ‘changed the equation’ in STEM Few in these United States had heard of Katherine Johnson, the gifted mathematician who finished high school and college at 18. […]

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As the Democratic presidential primaries move onto Nevada, South Carolina and the many Super Tuesday states, candidates turn their attention to people of color, and  particularly African Americans. Many candidates find their rhetoric contradicted by their  record, their promises conflicting with their performances. Donald Trump now seeks to woo Black voters by taking credit for […]

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  Last week, the U.S House of Representatives passed a resolution to force President Trump to come to Congress for authorization before taking further military action against Iran, but it will take the forceful involvement of Senate leadership to keep us out of another Middle East quagmire. When the United States uses military force, the […]