The Military, Minorities And Social Engineering

On Aug. 25 President Trump signed a directive reinstating a previous ban on transgender persons serving in the U.S. military, thereby continuing the perennial debate about the relationship between military service and social policy. In an interview with the BBC after the president tweeted his intention to reverse Obama policy, then White House adviser Sebastian… Read More »

One of the oldest HBCUs in the country could fold in September

After years of financial trouble and heartbreaking enrollment decline, Cheyney University, one of the oldest Black institutions of higher education in America, is on the verge of fiscal ruin and in danger of losing its accreditation. Cheyney’s problems have sparked rallies, protests and an outpouring of support and outrage from state senators, alumni and others.… Read More »

Confederate Statues Fall, But Economic Racism Lingers

Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh who had statues removed in the… Read More »