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Rutgers’ Video Tells Only Part of College Athletics Story

Mike Rice, the Rutgers men’s basketball coach, was fired today because a video of him throwing basketballs at and verbally abusing his players went viral. The school probably figures we should all just...

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Obama: More Work Must Be Done for Civil Rights

It is a daunting task for anyone to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, particularly for President Obama, who is often cited as a primary embodiment of...

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Russell Wilson Reps Higher Education Well

Regardless of whether the team you chose to support in Sunday’s Super Bowl won or loss, can we agree on one point? Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the NFL’s higher education Most...

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Michael Dunn Verdict: Another Day, Another Step Backward

Admittedly, I was caught off-guard by the failure of a jury in Jacksonville, Fla., to convict Michael Dunn of a murder charge of any sort in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The case was laden...

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Marion Barry, The People’s Choice

Marion Barry, the District of Columbia’s Mayor for Life, has died. And while it would be so simple to remember the polarizing politician as the caricature he played such a large role in creating, that...

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Move to Remove Confederate Flag a Good Starting Point

With a swiftness that no one could have possibly imagined, the Confederate battle flag potentially will be coming down in a number of places in the South following the lead of Gov. Nikki Haley’s...

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Muhammad Ali, Undisputedly ‘The Greatest’

Muhammad Ali. Who among us today can suppress a smile of appreciation at the mere mention of the name? I can unabashedly confess that the man was my hero, the single most impactful athlete of my...

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Controversy Commences at Bethune-Cookman

Bethune-Cookman University rocketed to the forefront of conversation about commencement speakers this spring with the announcement Monday that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would headline its event...

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Trump Relegates Transgender Americans to Ranks of Second-Class Citizens

On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman took a major step forward in the struggle for equality in the United States by issuing Executive Order 9981 that abolished racial discrimination in the Armed...

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