Haitians face a familiar racism

Having grown up in the Deep South under the cruel lash of Jim Crow, I was jolted back to my childhood by the images of dark-skinned Haitians driven back […] Continue Reading…

Jobless? GOP calls you lazy

MOBILE, Al. — In March 2014, Shanesha Taylor, a black single mother, was arrested after police found her two young children, aged 6 months […] Continue Reading…

They don’t want us voting

You may have been taught in middle school that a fundamental tenet of democracy is that every citizen has the right to vote. That right is the foundation of […] Continue Reading…

GOP blocks black voters

In January, Georgia’s Democratic voters pulled off an astonishing feat: In a state that had been reliably red for generations, they sent two Democrats to the U.S. Senate. Georgia […] Continue Reading…

John Lewis’ legacy: Warnock, Ossoff

As his remarkable life was drawing to a close, Georgia Congressman John Lewis penned an opinion essay to be released upon his death. Published in The New York Times […] Continue Reading…

Republicans hate democracy

On November 9, 2016, I woke up in a country I did not recognize. Donald J. Trump, reality TV host, racist and grifter, had just been elected president. Four […] Continue Reading…

Trump orphaned hundreds of kids

When the history of America in the early 21st century is written, it will include a viral pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands, a reckoning […] Continue Reading…