Category Archives: Race

CBC chairman Richmond talks HBCUs, impeachment and #RootOutRacism

During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. Richmond promised a “robust discussion” about impeachment by the CBC when Congress returns… Read More »

Confederate politics in today’s South

The issue of whether or not to remove monuments and statues that honor the Confederacy or its officials received a huge move to front and center following the demonstrations, riots and violence in Charlottesville. All across the nation – and especially in the South – cities are removing their Confederate monuments or moving them to… Read More »

Echoing Katrina, Harvey Threatens to Devastate Houston’s Black-Owned Businesses

It was just last May that Black Enterprise held its annual Entrepreneurs Summit in Houston. The city earned the reputation of the “next black business mecca,” and with good reason. The March/April edition of Black Enterprise magazine featured a quote from Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, citing the reasons Houston is so opportune for black entrepreneurship:… Read More »

Reading, Writing, Racist: Thousands of Black Students Attend Schools Named for Confederate Figures

While much of the attention around symbolism in honor of the Confederacy has centered around Confederate monuments, statues and the flag itself, there are many schools across the U.S. named after Confederate leaders. The public schools are the next battlefield on continued attempts to honor the white supremacist, secessionist cause, and the people who fought… Read More »

Is America Doomed to Repeat Its Racist Past?

Each week of the Trump era brings some new, specific thing to be depressed about. One week it’s the future of the Constitution. Another it’s contemplating the shame of the United States starting a nuclear war. Another it’s something else. In the wake of Charlottesville, it’s been race. More specifically, for me, the horror of… Read More »