Walter Fields

The following are articles that were published in online publications, in the daily and weekly press, and print magazines and journals. If links to some articles are inoperable please let us know. We can provide a hard copy of any of Mr. Fields' writings, please use the contact form on this website. 


“The Master Plan: preserving black colleges,” The Baltimore Afro-American, 1978*
“Morgan’s continuing struggle,” The Baltimore Afro-American, October 11, 1980*
“Save MSU and Coppin,” The Baltimore Afro-American, November 14, 1981*

"M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard in Hackensack," The Connection, May 9-15, 1987
“Save Black Colleges,” The Record, May 15, 1987
“Dwight Morrow battle a grim reminder of racism in America,” Letter to the Editor, The Record, May 17, 1987
"Private groups can ease housing crisis," The Record, December 13, 1987
“Naming a street for Dr. King,” Letter to the Editor, The Record, December 15, 1987
“The Jackson effect on the Democratic Party,” Minority Business Journal of New Jersey, Vol. 2, No. 5, September 1988
“Hackensack confronts the cost of growth,” The Record, October 2, 1988
“The Politics of Power,” The African Spirit, New York University Office of African-American Student Services, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1989
“The 1988 Jackson Campaign, the Black Vote, and the Democratic Party,” The Wagner Review, Winter 1989**
“The Debate Over DC Statehood,” The Wagner Review, Spring 1990**

"Working Paper - The New York City Fiscal Crisis: Establishing Priorities to Protect the Quality of Life," (Community Service Society). June 1991
“Making New York City’s Government Serve our Communities,” (Community Service Society), December 1991

"Public Advocacy Handbook to the New York City Council," with David Walker, (The New York Urban League), 1992
"The case for redistricting," The Record, October 28, 1992
“Historical Precedent: The Census,” New Jersey African-Americans and the 1990 Census, Annual Report of the New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, 1993
"A chance for diversity in Bergen County politics," The Record, March 9, 1993
"Blacks battle the glass ceiling of 'qualifications'," The Record, March 22, 1993
"Society has little value for the black man's life." The Record, April 14, 1993
''We need to raze picket fence of 'community'," The Record, June 14, 1993
''With friends like these, who are our enemies?" The Record, June 22, 1993
"It is time we fixed the root cause of teen violence," The Record, July 5, 1993.
"My plea to the Boss is 'Yankees stay home'," The Record, July 19, 1993
''Whitman's Mistake," The Record, July 26, 1993
"Kids are not widgets in school choice market," The Record, August 23, 1993
"Our future at stake in school funding tragedy," The Record, September 6, 1993
"Taking a trip 'home' to the past and present," The Record, September 20, 1993
"Looking at the pain of the past for our future," The Record, October 15, 1993
"Bridges across the gap between us and Africa," The Record, October 18, 1993
"Lifestyles and Politics," The Connection News, October 30, 1993
"It's very doubtful Whitman is up to the task," The Record, November 8, 1993
"Doing right by a similarly oppressed people," The Record, November 22, 1993
"Focus attention on groups outside Whitman organization," Gloucester County Times,
December 19, 1993
''Whitman's pending tenure is already tainted," The Record, January 3, 1994
"Ramapough Indians' plight cries for a tribute," The Record, January 13, 1994
"An endless search for the 'responsible Negro'," The Record, February 7, 1994
"The lesson in pleasant memories of a painful past," The Record, February 25, 1994

''The bid to elevate one of many atrocities by fiat," The Record, March 18, 1994
"The legacy Malcolm X left for us," The Record, March 23, 1994
"A history lesson Cardinale may have forgotten," The Record, April 4, 1994
“Despite passage of time, justice is never too late,” The Record, May 9, 1994
"N.J. has yet to do right by its kids," The Record, May 17, 1994
"The small price voters pay for an activist government," The Record, June 27, 1994
"Japanese, African Americans must be partners," The Record, August 1, 1994
"Freedom Riders' spirit needed now," The Record, August 1994
"Chavis' firing puts harsh spotlight on NAACP," The Record, August 26, 1994
"Rutgers should name stadium after Robeson," The Record, September 5, 1994
''Voters wise to give Marion Barry another chance," The Record, October 10, 1994
“Shamefully the Confederate flag is still with us,” The Record, October 17, 1994
"Program feeds into our worst fears," The Record, October 27, 1994
“N.J. cities have a lot riding on census ruling,” The Record, November 14, 1994
“Integration: Blacks have all but lost patience,” The Record, December 5, 1994
"Rutgers faces a stalemate until Lawrence resigns," The Record, February 20, 1995
"FDA deserves support on regulating nicotine," The Record, August 4, 1995
''What the Simpson verdict means," The Record, October 4, 1995
“Haywood Burns: Those he left behind must carry on his work, spirit,” The Record, April 12, 1996
"Primary puts Democrats to the test," The Record, June 1996

"Race isn't as big an issue in OJ II," MSNBC.com, November 25, 1996
"The Myth of Montclair: Is Tolerance the Best We Can Do?" The New Jersey Reporter, November/December 1996
"King had a dream, but saw a nightmare," MSNBC.com, January 22, 1997
"Searching for the meaning of trial No.2," MSNBC.com, February 1, 1997
"Reconciled to find truth, not justice," MSNBC.com, February 21, 1997
"Redeeming Newark: Will a Troubled Past Eclipse a Promising Future?" The New Jersey
Reporter, March/April 1997
"Hate crimes march to a military beat," MSNBC.com, March 13, 1997
"Robinson was off-the-field star, too," MSNBC.com, April 1, 1997
"Past and Prologue: Black Leaders Face a New Political Reality," The New Jersey Reporter,
July / August 1997
"As Time Goes By: The Fundamentals of New Jersey Politics," The New Jersey Reporter,
November/December 1997
“A black response to school funding,” The City News, Vol. 15 No. 19, February 11-17, 1988
"An assault on the Black community," The City News, Vol.15 No. 20, February 18-24, 1998
“State Leaders must stop holding children hostage,” The Star-Ledger, February 26, 1998
"Newark's Future," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 22, March 4-10, 1998
"Julian Bond and the NAACP," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 23, March 11-17, 1998
"Ken Gibson's Candidacy," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 24, March 18-24, 1998
"Telecommunications Act," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 25, March 25-31, 1998
"Clinton in Africa," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 26, April 1-7, 1998
"Reparations," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 27, April 8-14, 1998
"Essex Democratic Nomination," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 28, April 15-21, 1998
"Essex County Elections," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 30, April 29 - May 5, 1998
''Where is Cardell Cooper Now?" The City News, Vol. 15 No. 31, May 6 -12, 1998
"An absence of leadership," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 33, May 20-26, 1998
"Election results," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 34, May 27 - June 2, 1998
"The Abbott ruling," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 35, June 3-9, 1998
"The conservative agenda," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 36, June 10-16, 1998
"Newark's runoff election," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 37, June 17 - 23, 1998
"The case for a third party," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 40, July 8 -14, 1998
"The New Majority," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 41, July 15-21, 1998
"Hate Crimes," The City News, Vol.15 No. 43, July 29 - August 4, 1998
"Clinton's confession," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 47, August 26 - September 1, 1998
"The Dahmer conviction," The City News, Vol. 15 No. 48, September 2 - 8, 1998
"Ending the Politics of Party Dependency," The New Jersey Reporter, January 1999
"Affirmative Reactions," Corporate Corridors Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 2002
"Democrats shouldn't take black voters for granted," The Record, September 19, 2002
"Baraka asks legitimate questions," The Record, October 8, 2002
"McGreevey's misstep on court nominee," The Record, April 16, 2003
"Looking back and ahead on King's birthday," The Record, January 19, 2004
“No Tears for Reagan,” BlackAmericaToday.com, June 8, 2004
"Black caucus lacks initiative," The Record, August 22, 2004
“Corzine, black leaders acted in bad faith,” The Record, October 7, 2005
“Legacy of Katrina, one year later,” The Record, August 29, 2006
“Menendez: Sell skills, experience as assets,” The Record, September 3, 2006
“Wright follows path of Martin Luther King,” The Record, May 2, 2008
“Publisher’s Note: Scrutinizing an Urban ‘Savior’,” City Limits, Vol. 34, No. 1, March 2010
“Publisher’s Note: The Nation’s Unfinished Business,” City Limits, Vol. 34, No. 2, May 2010
“Harold Dow: He never forgot his roots,” The Record, August 24, 2010
“The Real Terrorism: Peter King is looking in all the wrong places,” The Baltimore Afro-American, March 15, 2011
“A small episode involving Maxine Waters and Carolyn Maloney, and a big question about race and seniority,” Politico NY, December 12, 2011
Christie earns an F when it comes to black history,” The Star-Ledger, February 1, 2012
“For Clifton, choice on naming a park is clear,” The Record, October 8, 2012
Joe D turns his back on black Essex voters,” The Star-Ledger, July 2, 2013
Six Decades after ‘Brown,’ N.J.s schools are still segregated,” The Star-Ledger, April 18, 2014
“Honoring a community leader who touched us all,” The Record, January 9, 2015
“Media Bridge ceremony to honor Hackensack educator,” The Record, September 26, 2015
“Scalia’s comments cut close to home,” Essex News Record, December 17, 2015
“Recent police shootings are ultimate reality check,” Newarkinc.com, July 25, 2016
“J. Herbert Leverett: A perfect man for the times,” The Record, September 29, 2016
Slave auctions for 11-year-olds shows cultural ineptness in N.J. school,” The Star-Ledger, March 30, 2017

"Yearning for a President to Call Our Own," Morgan Global Journalism Review, November 10, 2017

"SOMSD has trampled on the rights of Black Children," The Village Green, November 11, 2017

"Cops assaulting Black youth in my town was caught on video. Making video public is key to accountability." NJ.com, November 29, 2018.

"If not N.Y., then here's why Amazon should give Newark another shot." NJ.com, February 14, 2019


* Articles published as an undergraduate student at Morgan State University

** Articles published as a graduate student at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University


NorthStar News Archives


The following articles were published during the period 2002-2007 on the websites TheNorthStarNetwork.com and beginning in 2008 on NorthStarNews.com. Some of these articles also appear on the websites of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the membership organization of the nation’s Black press.


You can request copies of articles published prior to 2008. Articles published beginning in 2008 are available by link below or using the search engine on the NorthStarNews.com website.


"Attacks on NJ's Poet Laureate Reflect Political Cynicism," TheNorthStarNetwork.com,
September 30, 2002
"The Search for Osama Hussein," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, October 14, 2002
"Go Left Young Man: Democrats Need to Go Back to The Future," The NorthStar
Network.com, November 21, 2002
"Thank You, Senator Lott," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, December 17, 2002
"Mrs. Mamie Till," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, January 12, 2003
"A Lesson in Legislative Mapmaking," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, January 26, 2003
"Many Blacks Wary of Iraq War," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, February 19, 2003
"Good Night Mr. Rogers," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, February 27, 2003
''Waving the Flag is Easy: History Subdues Symbolism," The NorthStarNetwork.com,
March 13, 2003
"Mr. Bush: What If It Were Your Child?" TheNorthStarNetwork.com, March 27, 2003
"Clarence's Last Chance," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, April 3, 2003
"Supreme Silliness," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, April 14, 2003
"New Jersey Democrats Play 'Negro for a Day'," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, April 17,
2003
"Black Like Me?" TheNorthStarNetwork.com, April 29, 2003

"Finding Truth in These Times," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, May 16, 2003
''White Men Can't Jump," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, June 2, 2003
"Mr. Powell: Leave Now Before It's Too Late," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, June 19, 2003
"Dumb, Deaf and Blind in New Jersey," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, July 8, 2003
"Someone Has Some Explaining to Do," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, July 16, 2003
"Wolf Tickets," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, July 27, 2003
"Africa: Our Final Frontier?" TheNorthStarNetwork.com, August 18, 2003
"CBC Faced with Critical Issues," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, September 22, 2003
"Truth or Consequences," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, October 27, 2003
"The Personal Impact of AIDS," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, November 30, 2003
"One for Daddy," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, December 14, 2003
"Strom the Predator," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, December 18, 2003
“Mrs. Mamie Till: A Mother’s Courage, A Movement’s Spark,” TheNorthStarNetwork.com, January 12, 2003
"Bush Tramples on MLK Legacy," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, January 16, 2004
"The Mugging of Al Sharpton," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, February 8, 2004
"Trigger Happy Policing," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, February 22, 2004
"Hate American Style: Iraq Trees Bear Strange Fruit," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, April 3,
2004
"Bush's Secret Weapon," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, April 11, 2004
"Apology Unacceptable," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, May 8, 2004
"The Lessons of Brown," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, May 16, 2004
"The 'Shock and Awe' of Imagery," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, May 23, 2004
"Dear Sen. Kerry," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, May 23, 2004
"No Tears for Reagan," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, June 6, 2004
"Black Leaders Out FOXed," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, June 12,2004
"Dick Cheney's Thug Life," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, June 28, 2004
"Dr. Huxtable's Diagnosis," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, July 11, 2004
"Gauging Mr. Obama," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, August 1, 2004
"GOP Seizes 9/11 as Rallying Cry," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, August 30, 2004
"Republicans Playing for Keeps," TheNorthStarNetwork.com, September 3, 2004
The Grand Old (White) Party, NorthStarNews.com, September 6, 2008
When Bad News is Not New News,” NorthStarNews.com, November 9, 2008
GOP Targets Unions in Opposing Auto Bailout,” NorthStarNews.com. November 18, 2008
HUD is critical to recovery,” NorthStarNew.com, November 26, 2008
Mr. Obama’s BIG challenge,” NorthStarNews.com, December 5, 2008
When Politicians Steal,” NorthStarNews.com, December 12, 2008
More than One,” NorthstarNews.com, December 18, 2008
Jena 6 Tragedy Continues,” NorthStarNews.com, December 31, 2008
Nation has suffered during Bush years,” NorthstarNews.com, January 18, 2009
Wacko Time Is Over,” NorthStarNews.com, January 25, 2009
CBC Chair No Fan of Gregg,” NorthStarNews.com, February 5, 2009
“It’s about Jobs, Stupid,” NorthStarNews.com, February 12, 2009
Monkey Business at NY Post,” NorthStarNews.com, February 19, 2009
Will DC Residents ever be Citizens?” NorthStarNew.com, March 5, 2009
A Foolish Stand,” NorthStarNews.com, March 12, 2009
More than just a game,” NorthStarNews.com, March 19, 2009
Made in America,” NorthStarNews.com, April 3, 2009
Don’t Leave Africa Behind,” NorthStarNews.com. April 9, 2009
Home Grown Terror,” NorthStarNews.com, April 16, 2009
Free at 50,” NorthStarNews.com, April 22, 2009
My Education Rant,” NorthStarNews.com, May 4, 2009
Will We Let Gangs Win?” NorthStarNews.com, May 7, 2009
Who was he fighting for?” NorthStarNews.com, May 13, 2009
Racists Need Eviction Notice,” NorthStarNews.com, June 11, 2009
Motor City Blues,” NorthStarNews.com, June 15, 2009
Class of 2009,” NorthStarNews.com, June 18, 2009
A Father’s Gift,” NorthStarNews.com, June 21, 2009
GOP’s Freaknik,” NorthStarNews.com, June 25, 2009
Michael’s Final Bow,” NorthStarNews.com, June 7, 2009
Obama’s Responsibility,” NorthStarNews.com, June 21, 2009
One Step Forward, Two Back,” NorthStarNews.com, June 27, 2009
Health Care Matters,” NorthStarNews.com, July 30, 2009
Tone Deaf Politics,” NorthStarNews.com, August 6, 2009
Lady of Rage,” NorthStarNews.com, August 13, 2009
Hate Inc.” NorthStarNews.com, August 20, 2009
Back to School,” NorthStarNews.com, September 3, 2009
Punk Politics,” NorthStarNews.com, September 9, 2009
Obama’s Blind Spot,” NorthStarNews.com, September 17, 2009
But for the grace…,” NorthStarNews.com, September 24, 2009
Our Emmett Till,” NorthStarNews.com, October 6, 2009
Exposing America’s Selfishness,” NorthStarNews.com, October 15, 2009
Mr. President, It’s Time,” NorthStarNews.com, October 22, 2009
Return of the Mack, “NorthStarNews.com, January 29, 2010
The War on our Children,” NorthStarNews.com, May 19, 2010
Study War No More,” NorthStarNews.com, May 31, 2010
Israel’s Credibility Gap,” NorthStarNews.com, June 3, 2010
In Defense of Helen Thomas,” NorthStarNews.com, June 10, 2010
Who’s the Boss?” NorthStarNews.com, June 24, 2010
Unfinished Business,” NorthStarNews.com, July 21, 2010
The Haters Among Us,” NorthStarNews.com, August 17, 2010
The Hate of a Nation,” NorthStarNews.com, September 10, 2010
How bad Does it Have to Get?” NorthStarNews.com, September 15, 2010
Saving Black Boys,” NorthStarNews.com, September 23, 2010
Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts,” NorthStarNews.com, September 28, 2010
More than a First Lady,” NorthStarNews.com, October 14, 2010
What Makes Me Nervous,” NorthStarNews.com, October 27, 2010
Midterm Lessons,” NorthStarNews.com, November 4, 2010
Need more LBJ, less Clinton,” NorthStarNews.com, November 10, 2010
Selective Outrage,” NorthStarNews.com, December 8, 2010
Waiting for Mrs. Sheer,” NorthStarNews.com, December 16, 2010
Conspiracy against Memory,” NorthStarNews.com, December 28, 2010
Reclaiming King,” NorthStarNews.com, December 29, 2010
Scalia’s House Call,” NorthStarNews.com, January 5, 2011
Running Scared…Again,” NorthStarNews.com, January 9, 2011
Beyond Post-Partisan,” NorthStarNews.com, January 12, 2011
MSNBC’s Progressive Façade,” NorthStarNews.com, January 24, 2011
Business Matters,” NorthStarNews.com, January 28, 2011
Egypt? It is in Africa,” NorthStarNews.com, February 2, 2011
Kooks and Krazies,” NorthStarNews.com, February 28, 2011
Misguided Commemoration,” NorthStarNews.com, March 2, 2011
Mission Accomplished,” NorthStarNews.com, March 9, 2011
The Real Terrorism,” NorthStarNews.com, March 11, 2011
Democrats White Flight,” NorthStarNews.com, March 18, 2011
In Whose Interest?” NorthStarNews.com, March 21, 2011
Final Instructions on Life,” NorthStarNews.com, March 30, 2011
What Would Martin Do?” NorthStarNews.com, March 31, 2011
Time to get Real,” NorthStarNews.com, April 14, 2011
Embracing Hate,” NorthStarNews.com, April 25, 2011
Did Trump Commit a Hate Crime?” NorthStarNews.com, April 29, 2011
THE Moment,” NorthStarNews.com, May 3, 2011
The Black Family Portrait,” NorthStarNews.com, May 9, 2011
GOP Off and Running,” NorthStarNews.com, May 13, 2011
Oklahoma’s Lazy Racist,” NorthStarNews.com, May 18, 2011
“Leave His Sorry *SS,” NorthStarNews.com, May 26, 2011
Acknowledging the Obvious,” NorthStarNews.com, June 8, 2011
Friendships Never Die,” NorthStarNews.com, June 10, 2011
Cowards on the Hill,” NorthStarNews.com, July 14, 2011
Blowing Smoke,” NorthStarNews.com, July 22, 2011
Bloomberg Steps Up,” NorthStarNews.com, August 4, 2011
Poverty Tour Sideshow,” NorthStarNews.com, August 9, 2011
There is no Rising Tide,” NorthStarNews.com, September 7, 2011
Not Earthly Bound,” NorthStarNews.com, September 10, 2011

2012 Calls for Common Sense,” NorthStarNews.com, September 18, 2011
Executing the Truth: The Troy Davis Case,” NorthStarNews.com, September 20, 2011
Georgia…Damn!” NorthStarNews.com, September 22, 2011
Oversized Ambition,” NorthStarNews.com, October 4, 2011
The Good Guy,” NorthStarNews.com, October 11, 2011
Republicans’ Jungle Fever,” NorthStarNews.com, October 19, 2011
Real Anger at Congress, Not President,” NorthStarNews.com, October 26, 2011
Capitol Hill is a Crime Scene,” NorthStarNews.com, November 1, 2011
That Strong Black Conservative Man: Ann Coulter’s far-fetched fantasy,” NorthStarNews.com, November 3, 2011
Herman Cain’s Indefensible Defense,” NorthStarNews.com, November 9, 2011
When Legends Fall,” NorthStarNews.com, November 11, 2011
Soldiering On,” NorthStarNews.com, November 18, 2011
Protecting our Children,” NorthStarNews.com, December 8, 2011
A Season of Hate,” NorthStarNews.com, January 6, 2012
The Real MLK Legacy,” NorthStarNews.com, January 11, 2012
The Good ‘Ole Boys,” NorthStarNews.com, January 19, 2012
Beyond an Opponent,” NorthStarNews.com, January 26, 2012
“Don Cornelius, 1936-2012,” NorthStarNews.com, February 2, 2012
Roland, Words Matter,” NorthStarNews.com, February 9, 2012
Whitney Houston,” NorthStarNews.com, February 12, 2012
Slavery by Another Name,” NorthStarNews.com, February 14, 2012
False Prophets,” NorthStarNews.com, February 22, 2012
A Quiet Voice Stilled,” NorthStarNews.com, March 6, 2012
Begging for their Lives,” NorthStarNews.com, March 20, 2012
Is there any Love for Black Boys,” NorthStarNews.com, March 23, 2012
If you have to shoot me,” NorthStarNews.com, March 26, 2012
Remembering Gil Noble,” NorthStarNews.com, April 6, 2012
Conviction is Justice,” NorthStarNews.com, April 12, 2012
Justice for Malik Williams,” NorthStarNews.com, April 13, 2012
A Final KISS Farewell,” NorthStarNews.com, April 28, 2012
He did the Right Thing,” NorthStarNews.com, May 10, 2012
"Guarding Mental Health,” NorthStarNews.com, June 5, 2012
Bring back the Beautiful,” NorthStarNews.com, August 4, 2012
A Gun Killed Glenn,” NorthStarNews.com, August 11, 2012
Victims of their Destiny,” NorthStarNews.com, August 29, 2012

Mitt’s Lying Game,” NorthStarNews.com, August 31, 2012
Defining Who We Are,” NorthStarNews.com, September 7, 2012
FAMU’s Failure,” NorthStarNews.com, September 12, 2012
What would Jesus Say?” NorthStarNews.com, September 19, 2012
The Book of Deceit,” NorthStarNews.com, September 27, 2012
Mitt Inc.” NorthStarNews.com, October 4, 2012
One N-Word Away,” NorthStarNews.com, October 11, 2012
Walking, Talking Cowards,” NorthStarNews.com, October 22, 2012
Looking Presidential,” NorthStarNews.com, October 24, 2012
Chased by Race,” NorthStarNews.com, October 26, 2012
A Tale of Two Storms,” NorthStarNews.com, November 1, 2012
A Little Suffering Goes a Long Way,” NorthStarNews.com, November 5, 2012
The Declining Significance of Whiteness,” NorthStarNews.com, November 8, 2012
They Voted for the White Guy,” NorthStarNews.com, November 9, 2012
“Pushing White Minority Rule,” NorthStarNews.com, November 15, 2012
A Clinton Kick to the Curb,” December 5, 2012
A Sick Nation,” NorthStarNews.com, December 17, 2012
Going Home for Christmas,” NorthStarNews.com, December 20, 2012
Media Stereotyping,” NorthStarNews.com, January 14, 2013
Meaningful Lives,” NorthStarNews.com, January 29, 2013
"The Slaughter of City Children,” NorthStarNews.com, January 31, 2013
Our History’s Complicated Past,” NorthStarNews.com, February 1, 2013
Save the Children,” NorthStarNews.com, February 11, 2013
Lil’ Wayne, Little Boy,” NorthStarNews.com, February 20, 2013
Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me,” NorthStarNews.com, March 12, 2013
Saving Black Boys Redux,” NorthStarNews.com, June 20, 2013
Racial Tongues,” NorthStarNews.com, June 22, 2013
Dead Man Laughing,” NorthStarNews.com, June 25, 2013
Our Unfinished Business,” NorthStarNews.com, July 4, 2013
America’s Suspect Class,” NorthStarNews.com, July 8, 2013
3/5ths Justice, 100% Pain,” NorthStarNews.com, July 11, 2013
America is Guilty,” NorthStarNews.com, July 13, 2013
Exhausted by Racism,” NorthStarNews.com, July 17, 2013
Jesus Weeps for New Jersey,” NorthStarNews.com, July 19, 2013
Black Boys are Talking,” NorthStarNews.com, July 30, 2013
Dreaming is Insufficient,” NorthStarNews.com, August 1, 2013
Mr. Booker’s Magic Act,” NorthStarNews.com, August 11, 2013
Russell Simmons’ Triflin’ Ways,” NorthStarNews.com, August 16, 2013
Institutions Can Matter,” NorthStarNews.com, August 20, 2013
Make Change Personal,” NorthStarNews.com, August 23, 2013
Advocacy like Beatlemania,” NorthStarNews.com, August 25, 2013
Channel MLK but be Presidential,” NorthStarNews.com, August 27, 2013
A Time for Leadership,” NorthStarNews.com, August 29, 2013
The Killing of Newark,” NorthStarNews.com, September 2, 2013
The Road to Damascus,” NorthStarNews.com, September 4, 2013
Suspicious Suspicion,” NorthStarNews.com, September 16, 2013
It’s not Good News,” NorthStarNews.com, September 19, 2013
 “GOP Exposed with Shutdown,” NorthStarNews.com, September 30, 2013
Contagious Stupidity,” NorthStarNews.com, October 10, 2013
Suburban Weeds,” NorthStarNews.com, October 14, 2013
Bring back Blackness,” NorthStarNews.com, October 16, 2013
Stay Classy New Jersey!” NorthStarNews.com, October 24, 2013
Shaqueled in New Jersey,” NorthStarNews.com, October 29, 2013
America in Blackface,” NorthStarNews.com, October 31, 2013
A Tale of Two Women,” NorthStarNews.com, November 5, 2013
Incognito Racism,” NorthStarNews.com, November 12, 2013
Names Matter,” NorthStarNews.com, November 14, 2013
Bottom of the 9th on Poverty,” NorthStarNews.com, December 5, 2013
When our Heroes Die,” NorthStarNews.com, December 17, 2013
Affluenza, White Santa and Blonde Jesus,” NorthStarNews.com, December 19, 2013
Killing and Dying for Respect,” NorthStarNews.com, January 2, 2014
When Black Men Flex,” NorthStarNews.com, January 22, 2014
All Deaths are Not Equal,” NorthStarNews.com, January 27, 2014
The Miracle of Old Black Men,” NorthStarNews.com, February 2, 2014
Animal House Meets the State House,” NorthStarNews.com, February 11, 2014
A Self Determined Future,” NorthStarNews.com, February 25, 2014
The Personal Responsibility President,” NorthStarNews.com, February 28, 2014
We Must Fight On,” NorthStarNews.com, March 3, 2014
Childhood Interrupted,” NorthStarNews.com, March 11, 2014
Ben Carson’s Malpractice,” NorthStarNews.com, March 13, 2014
When the Addicted are White,” NorthStarNews.com, March 24, 2014
Chris Christie’s She-Devil,” NorthStarNews.com, March 29, 2014
A Word from our Sponsor,” NorthStarNews.com, April 3, 2014
When the Ivy is Not Enough,” NorthStarNews.com, April 16, 2014
When all was not Fair,” NorthStarNews.com, April 22, 2014
The Sterling Effect,” NorthStarNews.com, April 29, 2014
Searching for John Brown,” NorthStarNews.com, May 28, 2014
My Sister’s Keeper Too,” NorthStarNews.com, June 23, 2014
What Have I to Give?” NorthStarNews.com, June 25, 2014
Too many Free Riders,” NorthStarNews.com, July 4, 2014
A Blood Stained Nation,” NorthStarNews.com, July 8, 2014
Saving Our Youth,” NorthStarNews.com, July 11, 2014
The Lynching of Eric Garner,” NorthStarNews.com, July 23, 2014
Imaginary Brutality,” NorthStarNews.com, August 7, 2014
Police Brutality: A Moving Target,” NorthStarNews.com, August 19, 2014
A Time for Action,” NorthStarNews.com, August 21, 2014
We are not the Enemy,” NorthStarNews.com, August 27, 2014
No Defending Rice,” NorthStarNews.com, September 12, 2014
A Loss Like No Other: Remembering my Mother, Mattie Fields,” NorthStarNews.com, September 14, 2014
We Can Be Normal Too,” NorthStarNews.com, September 23, 2014
America’s Resentment Crisis,” NorthStarNews.com, September 25, 2014
The Boobs on Fox News Channel,” NorthStarNews.com, September 29, 2014
Not so Secret Failure,” NorthStarNews.com, October 2, 2014
Voting Democratic is not Enough,” NorthStarNews.com, October 22, 2014
The Ferguson Fix,” NorthStarNews.com, October 24, 2014
Our Permanent Polarization,” NorthStarNews.com, November 5, 2014
A Justified Rage,” NorthStarNews.com, November 25, 2014
Be Mad, Get Organized,” NorthStarNews.com, December 1, 2014
Barkley’s Woeful Ignorance,” NorthStarNews.com, December 3, 2014
America’s Chokehold,” NorthStarNews.com, December 4, 2014
Our DC March Madness,” NorthStarNews.com, December 8, 2014
Calling all Sorors!” NorthStarNews.com, December 16, 2014
Angry Blue Men,” NorthStarNews.com, January 5, 2015
SELMA: White Savior Not Required,” NorthStarNews.com, January 23, 2015
The Evasive Truth in Reporting,” NorthStarNews.com, February 8, 2015
When a Song Matters,” NorthStarNews.com, February 11, 2015
Parallel parked at Injustice,” NorthStarNews.com, February 16, 2015
Guilty by Association,” NorthStarNews.com, March 5, 2015
Bloody Sunday 50 Years Later,” NorthStarNews.com, March 9, 2015
Making Black Girls Matter,” NorthStarNews.com, March 18, 2015
Young, Gifted, Black and Abused,” NorthStarNews.com, March 26, 2015
Phillip Pannell was gunned down too,” NorthStarNews.com, April 10, 2015
We Must Decide We Matter,” NorthStarNews.com, April 14, 2015
The Arrogance of White Justice,” NorthStarNews.com, April 17, 2015
American Thugocracy,” NorthStarNews.com, April 22, 2015
Beware of Outside Apologists,” NorthStarNews.com, April 27, 2015
Thug is in the eye of the beholder,” NorthStarNews.com, April 28, 2015
Beating down Black youth,” NorthStarNews.com, April 30, 2015
Reagan’s Children,” NorthStarNews.com, May 3, 2015
Crisis in Christianity,” NorthStarNews.com, May 13, 2015
Stop Fu*kin with Black Children,” NorthStarNews.com, June 8, 2015
Why the confederate flag must go,” NorthStarNews.com, June 25, 2015
A Leader Speaks,” NorthStarNews.com, June 27, 2015
Our White Liberal Conundrum,” NorthStarNews.com, August 24, 2015
What’s in your child’s backpack?” NorthStarNews.com, August 31, 2015
Lead, Follow or Step Aside,” NorthStarNews.com, September 4, 2015
9/15 came before 9/11,” NorthStarNews.com, September 15, 2015
When the Pimps get Pimped,” NorthStarNews.com, December 1, 2015
Minstrel Politics,” NorthStarNews.com, December 10, 2015
A Justice Lifestyle,” NorthStarNews.com, January 20, 2016
#AmericaSoWhite,” NorthStarNews.com, January 28, 2016
Bernie’s Fairness Factor,” NorthStarNews.com, February 8, 2016
Bernie as the new Barry,” NorthStarNews.com, February 12, 2016
Playing the Civil Rights Card,” NorthStarNews.com, February 15, 2016
No Time for Fear,” NorthStarNews.com, February 25, 2016
The Great White Dope,” NorthStarNews.com, March 1, 2016
I’ve Actually Seen Scarier,” NorthStarNews.com, March 7, 2016
Racism transcends Party,” NorthStarNews.com, March 13, 2016
The Betrayal of Progress,” NorthStarNews.com, March 21, 2016
We need a Justice Resurrection,” NorthStarNews.com, March 27, 2016

"Countdown to 250," NorthStarNews.com, April 4, 2016
Bill Clinton’s Black Magic,” NorthStarNews.com, April 8, 2016
Familiarity killed the Movement,” NorthStarNews.com, April 11, 2016
The Power of Kobe Bryant,” NorthStarNews.com, April 14, 2016
I Have a Hope,” NorthStarNews.com, April 17, 2016
I Will Vote My Conscience,” NorthStarNews.com, April 21, 2016
It’s not about Trump, it’s about US,” NorthStarNews.com, May 6, 2016
For Democrats, a Sure Thing is Elusive,” NorthStarNews.com, May 18, 2016
Trump is America,” NorthStarNews.com, July 1, 2016
Clinton’s Self-Serving Public Service,” NorthStarNews.com, July 3, 2016
Crying for Alton is Not Enough,” NorthStarNews.com, July 7, 2016
Dear Brother Micah,” NorthStarNews.com, July 10, 2016
Beyond Trivial Pursuits,” NorthStarNews.com, July 21, 2016
Hold Them Accountable,” NorthStarNews.com, July 29, 2016
A Legacy Lost,” NorthStarNews.com, July 31, 2016
Gabby’s Liberty,” NorthStarNews.com, August 10, 2016
It’s the damn Police,” NorthStarNews.com, August 12, 2016
Rescind the Baltimore Police Contract,” NorthStarNews.com, August 18, 2016
Kaepernick’s Patriotism,” NorthStarNews.com, August 29, 2016
Ambiguously Black,” NorthStarNews.com, September 7, 2016
Seattle’s Mixed Extra-Point,” NorthStarNews.com, September 12, 2016
CBC Silent on Israel Aid,” NorthStarNews.com, September 16, 2016
Crying time is over,” NorthStarNews.com, September 22, 2016
Must Blacks bear the Cross Alone?” NorthStarNews.com, September 24, 2016
Decoding the Presidential Debate,” NorthStarNews.com, September 27, 2016
America’s Family Feud,” NorthStarNews.com, October 9, 2016
Is it Over Yet?” NorthStarNews.com, October 17, 2016
About Last Night,” NorthStarNews.com, October 20, 2016
Rigged Elections, an American Tradition,” NorthStarNews.com, October 24, 2016
Don’t lose your moral compass,” NorthStarNews.com, November 3, 2016
Why King’s Voice Still Matters,” NorthStarNews.com, November 6, 2016
Our Work in the Age of Trump,” NorthStarNews.com, November 10, 2016
What will You Do?” NorthStarNews.com, November 16, 2016
Mr. President, Protect the Water Protectors,” NorthStarNews.com, November 22, 2016
Giving Thanks in the Storm,” NorthStarNews.com, November 23, 2016
A Revolution…in progress,” NorthStarNews.com, December 13, 2016.
Rising higher than the hate,” NorthStarNews.com, January 13, 2017
16 Minutes of Huh?” NorthStarNews.com, January 22, 2017
Hater-in-Chief,” NorthStarNews.com, January 30, 2017
The Other Side of Midnight,” NorthStarNews.com, February 8, 2017
Is there a Terrorist in the White House,” NorthStarNews.com, February 11, 2017
Seek not Right, Left, but True Change,” NorthStarNews.com, February 16, 2017
Trump’s Ethnic Cleansing,” NorthStarNews.com, March 1, 2017
The Attack on Liberty,” NorthStarNews.com, March 10, 2017
The Man with the Toxic Touch,” NorthStarNews.com, March 16, 2017
The Constitution Bites Back,” NorthStarNews.com, March 20, 2017
Congress must examine White Hate Crimes,” NorthStarNews.com, March 25, 2017
 “Trump & Company’s White Lies,” NorthStarNews.com, April 6, 2017

"The Killing of Robert Godwin, Sr," NorthStarNews.com, April 18, 2017

"The Abuse of Black Bodies," NorthStarNews.com, April 23, 2017

"A Trumpload of Lies," NorthStarNews.com, May 12, 2017

"A Black Children's Bill of Rights," NorthStarNews.com, June 1, 2017

"America's Leadership Crisis," NorthStarNews.com, June 9, 2017.

"What to our Black Children is the Fourth of July," NorthStarNews.com, July 2, 2017

"Our Fallen Sisters," NorthStarNews.com, July 7, 2017

"The NRA is the Enemy," NorthStarNews.com, July 14, 2017

"Our National Wretchedness," NorthStarNews.com, July 29, 2017

"Don't let the green grass fool you," NorthStarNews.com, August 11, 2017

"America's Skeletons in Full View," NorthStarNews.com, August 13, 2017

"A Cancer within the Family," NorthStarNews.com, August 18, 2017

"Our Responsibility," NorthStarNews.com, August 26, 2017

"Dream Bandits," NorthStarNews.com, September 6, 2017

"A Time to Work," NorthStarNews.com, September 11, 2017

"The End of Black Patience," NorthStarNews.com, September 18, 2017

"A President by Title Only," NorthStarNews.com, September 25, 2017

"Is Recollection Justice Permissible for Racism," NorthStarNews.com, December 9, 2017

"Welcome to 1968," NorthStarNews.com, January 6, 2018

"Oprah, Take a Pass, Please," NorthStarNews.com, January 10, 2018

"A Shithole of a Man," NorthStarNews.com, January 13, 2018