Rarely are contemporary issues given contemporary attention, despite the vast belief that few of the old issues have been resolved. They have just been masked.
The current racial tensions in our country are a symptom of a wider spread of divisiveness in our ideological discourse.
When students, minorities and citizens at large view all of the participants in the democratic process as untrustworthy and predatory instead of as public servants, we are in trouble.
In order to fix injustices early, participate in the voting process and address relevant community issues.
Voters must become better informed and active if we want our taxes to address our needs rather than the needs of politicians and administrators.
We need policies and programs to genuinely address the problems that have systematically ushered our young people from the cradle to the prison industrial complex.
There are too many instances of discrimination in the sentencing of persons of color, as well as in other prejudicial behaviors in our communities.
Many African-American professionals are a part of the perpetration of injustices against low-income disenfranchised members of their own culture.
Accountability is the responsibility of all parties involved, and should not be only considered at the end of the situation — it should be a process explained when an idea is conceived.
If it were not for Donald Sterling's behavior, the media would not have been energized by the issue you highlighted.
The downtown core has to contain an adequate infrastructure. The infrastructure must support all of the activities occurring within it.
Educators and parents need to focus on the value of positive values early in a child's life to avoid many of the troubles that follow us around today.
Sales pitches can come from the mayor, city manager or the school superintendent.
It has been said that doing nothing is worse than subjugating. Denying one's subjugation is worse than acquiescing to one's subjugation.
Let’s commit ourselves to not just feeling bad about those less fortunate than us but doing something tangible for them.
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, is a leadership model for all of us to emulate. He willingly connected himself to people who were oppressed.
We need to learn to understand individuals and our context before we can know what we can expect from each other.
Columbia City Council resolution No. R 149-13 is too dense and will not allow for change in terms of limiting violent crime.
We could all take some lessons from the pope. We are all leaders in some context i.e., family, among friends, at church and in our community. We can all put caring into action, establish positive relationships with everyone we encounter and speak out on our interest and the interest of others.
It is now incumbent on the executive and the legislative bodies to follow the will of the people. Discussions and decisions on Syria ought to occur with that priority given the highest consideration.