Michael Cottman

“Don’t be afraid. We are going to bring our country back. But certainly, don’t be afraid.” – President-elect Donald Trump Too late. Americans are already afraid. African-Americans are afraid that Stop and Frisk – and racial profiling — will be revived and that African-Americans and other people of color will be stopped and detained by […]

Republicans are hoping to bring more than patriotic posters and American flags into the Republican National Convention: They want to tote guns, too. In an…

Omar Epps, actor and poet, is shining a bright light on a critical issue that he believes is responsible for increased child poverty and high…

I was seated inside Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open last week watching Serena Williams beat Madison Keys when I heard a man yelling out with…

“They took our flag, so be it. They’re taking our heritage from us. They’re taking the freedom out of America.”—William Bader, an imperial wizard of…

Starbucks is on a mission to recruit a lost generation of America’s young, poor and unemployed to correct a decades-long pattern of neglect in corporate…

It’s now become a hateful pattern: Six black churches burned in two weeks. Black churches in the South are being intentionally torched and federal authorities…

Why are more African-American children committing suicide? It’s a daunting, and complex question and this much is clear: Suicide rates among African-American children have nearly…

Hillary Clinton should have gone to Selma. Clinton, the polarizing politician who is the likely Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, skipped one of…

The Senate confirmation process for Loretta Lynch to become the first Black female U.S. Attorney General was never going to be a cake walk, but…

President Barack Obama met with the Congressional Black Caucus this week. While it’s a principled effort to address serious concerns and racial disparities in education,…

In 2014, a lot of folks expressed their opinions. But not enough folks expressed informed opinions, as professional punditry has made a lot of people…