A 3-year-old boy received a shock Monday from a deputy’s taser. The deputy was actually trying to arrest a suspect in DeLand Florida.

Wyclef Jean is lashing out at the country he wants to lead.

The good news for President Obama is that this week is likely to be better for him than last week was. The bad news? Last week! A week so bad, as we observed Friday, that the president ended it by clinging to his religion as the media revived the stupid-people-think-he’s-Muslim trope. This, of course, was the […]

It was a gentle but unmistakable nudge President Obama gave Representative Charles B. Rangel recently, suggesting in an interview three weeks ago that Mr. Rangel, 80, should retire to “end his career with dignity.”

When U.S. News and World Report came out with their ranking of the top 20 HBCUs in the country, I became curious.  I was wondering if my personal perception of the best schools matched the views of those who make these lists.  I couldn’t afford to attend an HBCU out of high school (not to […]

A few days ago, there was a protest at the proposed site for the Ground Zero Mosque.

August 28 will mark the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s seminal “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The occasion, however, will be marked by an orator of a decidedly different stripe standing at the foot of the memorial’s marble steps: Glenn Beck, frontman of the populist conservative Tea […]

I don’t quote Ronald Reagan often, but the annual sight of parents taking new freshmen to college always reminds me of one of his sayings. Negotiating arms-control agreements with the Soviet Union, Reagan said that his principle was, “Trust — but verify”: We wouldn’t sign a treaty with the Soviets if there weren’t a basic […]

Black people expect to be in pain every day, so for us, a good day is heaven. But the truth is: everybody on the planet is walking around with unresolved wounds and scars. We’re all challenged on some level. Do you think you know a person who doesn’t have a problem? Think again!