America remains a nation sick from fear of black skin, and sick with the entitlement that goes with having white skin.
Sophia A. Nelson is a CNN Legal & Political commentator, a USA Today opinion writer, and an award-winning journalist and the author of three non-fiction books.
Sophia was the first African American woman to serve as a US House of Representatives Republican Congressional Committee Investigative Counsel. After a stint in private practice at the International law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP Nelson went on to cover the Obama White House as a correspondent for the iconic JET Magazine 2010-2012, and after that, writing award winning columns for Essence Magazine. She is the author of Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama, The Woman Code:20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life, and, most recently, e Pluribus One: Reclaiming Our Founders' Vision for a United America.
To any objective observer, this president’s behavior toward and treatment of black and brown people is appalling.
Republicans have smeared and violated the first black president since he first ran for the office, demanding that he watch his mouth and “show his papers.”
Add “jogging while black” to the long list of things African-American men need to be careful about doing in this country.
The man who often speaks of his faith in God should be shouting from the rails at the president’s conduct and be appalled by the kind of man he serves. He’s not.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Because black women are the core of the Democratic base, the party’s most loyal voters.
Why are politicians suggesting a bill that has nothing to do with veterans is designed to help them? The answer captures what's wrong with our modern political discourse.
The Republican party that drew me in as a young black woman is gone. This new Republican Party is beholden to a lawless, immoral, godless man.
Every year, we have to ask Dr. King's urgent questions about our progress. But this year, a little more insistently than usual.