Bruce Shepard, the president of Western Washington University, walks across the college campus every day and he doesn’t like what he sees: Too many white students. Shepard, who is white, is taking on race by circulating a bold questionnaire to all students enrolled at the college: “How do we make sure that in future years […]

My friend and senior political correspondent Michael H. Cottman says it’s time for a black woman to be named president of the NAACP.  Not only does he want to see it happen, he’s using Change.Org to petition the 104-year-old civil rights organization. “The Great” Michael Cottman, as he is known by Sybil Wilkes, says […]

As a co-host for “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton,” a nationally syndicated radio show, I listened respectfully when a black caller questioned the reasoning for Saturday’s  March on Washington. Why attend another rally, he asked. Why call for another mass gathering for black protestors? Why bother? In fact, the caller said, Saturday’s march would […]

I’m completely disgusted with Kwame Kilpatrick. He’s a thief and a liar who betrayed the black residents of Detroit who expected so much and received so little. The former mayor of Detroit who emerged with so much promise was found guilty Monday on 24 counts of racketeering, conspiracy and extortion and a judge ordered Kilpatrick directly […]

I was sipping a beer inside Cowboys Stadium and waiting for the kickoff when I overheard two African American women criticizing Robert Griffin III, the superstar rookie quarterback of the Washington Washington Football Team. The emotional beat down of Griffin was harsh and had absolutely nothing to do with football but everything to do with […]


Would Michelle Obama run for President? It’s been a recent topic of conversation among some black Democrats in Washington, D.C. ever since Samuel L. Jackson put it out there. “Michelle is Superwoman. What can’t she do?” Jackson told Newsweek. “That’s why people love her. She can be on the Supreme Court and anywhere else she […]

President Barack Obama plans to vote on Thursday  — and he’s not alone. Two weeks before Election Day, with Obama leading by example, millions of Americans are already taking advantage of early voting opportunities in 32 states including Ohio, North Carolina, California, Virginia, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, Iowa and Washington, D.C.. With new polls showing the […]

For once, I agree with Ann Romney. I'm also concerned about Mitt Romney’s emotional fitness for the White House. "I think my biggest concern obviously would just be for his mental well-being," Ann Romney said in a startling admission during an interview last week with a Nevada television station. "I have all the confidence in […]

The closer it gets to Election Day, the more Mitt Romney sounds like a desperate man. Consider this: Thirteen days before the first presidential debate, Romney is already planting the ridiculous notion that President Barack Obama will lie during the debates.  “I think he’s going to say a lot of things that aren’t accurate,” Romney […]

Christopher Darden is a desperate man or a complete idiot. Seventeen years after Darden was banished into obscurity after he unsuccessfully prosecuted O.J. Simpson for murder in the so-called “Trial of the Century,” Darden is trying to step out of the shadows and back into the public spotlight. Darden, the former Los Angeles deputy district […]

Before Condoleezza Rice stood at the podium during the Republican National Convention and talked about civil rights, growing up in Alabama during Jim Crow, and how black students are subjected to failing public schools, her mean-spirited GOP brethren were busy spewing racial hate toward an African-American camerawoman who was working for CNN. Two white people […]

For those who assumed Herman Cain would go away quietly after he dropped out of the presidential race eight months ago, think again. Cain, a charismatic businessman who relishes sharing his ideas with the public, will hit the road in nine days for a 30-day, 30-city “Truth Tour,” an ambitious schedule of events to help […]