Nike: Just buy it

Nike didn’t wait for Super Bowl LIII to debut its most powerful — and controversial — commercial. Its most recent ad campaign has already sparked outrage, with some consumers setting their sneakers on fire and posting pictures on social media sites. The cause of the combustion is the athlete at the center of the campaign: […]

Let Mollie Tibbetts rest in peace

A young woman named Mollie Tibbetts was murdered last month in Iowa. She went for her daily jog in the hamlet of Brooklyn, where she was home from college for the summer, and she didn’t return. Her body was found earlier this week in a field. That’s simply awful. Her family and friends are likely […]

Omarosa trumps The Donald

Omarosa Manigault Newman is a reprehensible character. She is venal, arrogant and cruel. She is a narcissist, a liar and a hypocrite. She is indiscreet, obnoxious and vain. In short, she was a perfect representative of the administration of President Donald J. Trump. They are made for each other. Indeed, she and the president have, […]

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 […]

A black woman governor for Georgia?

As Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams has taken on a daunting challenge. If elected, she would be the first black governor of a Deep South state — and the first black woman governor of any state. Despite the excitement she has generated among Democrats nationwide, Georgia has remained reliably red for the last […]