Michael Cottman

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“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 […]

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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…

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Rudy Giuliani is an unapologetic race monger who seems to despise African American men in elected leadership positions. Last week, Giuliani, the former mayor of…

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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…

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We know this about Republican lawmakers: Educating African -American students is not high on their list of priorities. Providing quality education for African-American and public…

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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…

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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,…