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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Obama onstage for his farewell with wife Michelle and daughter Malia

America Rarely Lets You Forget That You’re Black

I’ve always known African Americans face challenges — discrimination in health, housing, hiring, and a racially biased system of “justice.” But at some level, I had grown comfortable in a nation paced by Oprah, LeBron, Beyonce, and Barack. So when we hit this season of reversal, I was more surprised than I should have been. I had forgotten about being black. Meaning, I had forgotten that for us, setback is nothing new.

February 8, 2017
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump thanks the crowd after receiving Palin's endorsement at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa

From Impossible To Inevitable: Trump Must Choose His Veep

I contacted 22 people, which is 22 more people than I usually contact for a column, to ask them their predictions for Trump’s running mate.

February 24, 2016
Pope Francis blesses the United States while standing next to a wooden cross at the border between Mexico and the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez

‘Browning Of America’ Is Tearing The GOP Apart

In this country, the conservative electorate is in the midst of a massive meltdown over the nation’s changing demographics.

February 20, 2016