Michael Cottman commentary

  “OCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.” – Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, is making a complete mockery of civil rights.DeVos recently appointed Candice Jackson, 39, as the […]

  OMAROSA EMERGES AS KEY WHITE HOUSE AIDE President Donald Trump, who hired Omarosa Manigault as his senior adviser, recently told folks to consult Manigault if they have particular questions about the administration’s policies. Manigault has emerged as a top White House gatekeeper and outreach coordinator to the Black community. Trump has vowed to revitalize […]

  “Being white isn’t really a question of color. It’s a whole mental outlook. Every white supremacist cause–no matter where or when–has had Blacks on its side. And they didn’t mind fighting for the enemy, either. Today, with so many whites turning Black, why can’t a few ‘darkies’ decide to be white?” — The Camp […]

It’s been a chaotic first 30 days for President Trump and his administration. Here’s a look at some of the president’s more controversial decisions and statements in February. TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR HCBUs: President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that commits to a request by the United Negro College Fund that Trump move […]

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president [Barack Obama] loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.” […]

Show us the money. That could easily become the family mantra for the surviving lawsuit-crazed children of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While the King siblings  — Bernice King, Dexter Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. III — have reportedly spent millions of dollars suing each other over the years, we now learn that none of […]

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak to a coalition of Black and Hispanic journalists on Friday in her continued efforts to court voters of color and secure the White House in November. The Democratic nominee for president is on track to become the first female president but she needs broad and solid support from African-American, […]

Donald Trump enjoys promoting the politics of fear. In his doom-and-gloom view of America, Trump, during his acceptance speech for President, put panic in the hearts of many Americans by portraying this republic as a dangerous place in “crisis” and where “crime is through the roof” in inner cities across the country. Once again, Trump […]

Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson is dead from Gavin Long’s bullet. Jackson is Black. And Long is Black. Long is a cold-blooded murderer who ambushed Jackson and several other police officers Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Long killed two other cops and wounded a few others. It was a senseless, cowardly act. Long, 29, […]

If you’re African-American and planning a vacation, you may want to check out a hotel before booking Airbnb. Hosts on Airbnb haven’t exactly welcomed Black folks into their homes. Racial discrimination, according to a Harvard study, is rampant during online bookings, especially if hosts with Airbnb conclude that the folks who are booking are Black. […]

Jim Crow is back. The notion of a post-racial society after President Barack Obama was elected as the nation’s first black president has just been blown up: America’s public schools are re-segregating at an alarming rate. Decades of racial progress in public schools is now being erased, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report […]

The awkward, racially-charged joke by Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about Black folks wasn’t funny. At least I…