Lessons From the Past

Lessons From the Past

The opportunities open to my young relatives in Harlem — and to other young blacks elsewhere — were not nearly as good as the opportunities open to me back in 1948. Seventy-one years ago this month — in January 1948 — a black, 17-year-old high...
Black Education: A Glimmer of Hope

Black Education: A Glimmer of Hope

“The most crucial input for a child’s education cannot be provided by schools or politicians.” In reference to efforts to teach black children, the president of the St. Petersburg, Florida, chapter of the NAACP, Maria Scruggs, said: “The (school) district...
How To Be Profitable and Moral In 2019

How To Be Profitable and Moral In 2019

The title of this post takes its cue from columnists and bloggers who offer advice for the coming year at this time, although a little tongue-in-cheek.  Many columns and blogs review the past year and make suggestions for making changes for the better in the next. I...

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