Michael Cottman commentary

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 […]

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. […]

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…

So it’s come to this: Black students can’t attend a Donald Trump rally without being accused of protesting and thrown out of the event —…

Growing up in Detroit, I would occasionally drive one-hour to Flint, Michigan to hang out with friends near the banks of the Flint River (pictured).…

Republican Gov. Paul LePage from Maine should resign. Quick. Fast. And in a hurry. LePage offered a feeble apology last week for his ill-advised comments…

This week, I walked out of the barber shop this week and asked a friend, an African-American professional, to name his top concern of 2015.…

Is Donald Trump’s defiant anti-politically correct message dangerous for Black folks? I could make a valid argument that Trump’s verbal assault on political correctness leads…

I’m weary of writing about young Black boys being gunned down by young Black men. There’s a $20,000 reward for information leading to the killer…

I’m weary of writing about young Black boys being gunned down by young Black men. There’s a $20,000 reward for information leading to the killer…

After a dozen vocal members of the “Black Lives Matter” movement disrupted Hillary Clinton’s rally in Atlanta last week, Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the…

WASHINGTON, DC — I stood on the National Mall Saturday with tens of thousands of African-American men and women and witnessed the evolution of a…