Promise of LeBron’s new school

Basketball great LeBron James deserves every bit of the praise he’s getting for opening a new public school, the I Promise School, in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The academy, which started its first academic year on July 30 with third- and fourth-graders, aims to help academically-challenged students by providing not only traditional educational programs […]

The Pope blasts the death penalty

In 1988, Walter McMillian was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sentenced to death, charged with the1986 murder of Ronda Morrison in my hometown of Monroeville, Al. McMillian was a poor black man, so local authorities found it relatively easily to dragoon him for the murder of a young white woman, despite the […]