Theresa A. Dear is a national board member of the NAACP and a strategist at The Human Capital Strategy Group. Website:

It takes gumption, gravitas and grit to take the actions that these African Americans did
We need each other. Partnerships help us to thrive and overcome adversity.
The Supreme Court’s decision takes us back in time. But we have a playbook to use as we go forward.
The history of the holiday is part of America’s pain. But Juneteenth is also part of America’s victory.
It has been more than 400 years since the beginning of slavery, and African Americans are still overcoming challenges and breaking barriers.
It is past time for Congress to come together and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
In his most famous speech, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of what would happen ‘one day.’ We are all living in that day right now.
The city of Akron, Ohio, was proud of its “bias-free” policing and accountability. But Jayland Walker died anyway.
We are not free when our society must cower at the threat of mass shootings. We are not brave when we silently, passively and apprehensively do nothing.
I didn’t hear a speech or listen to a choir, but I was moved and inspired.
He was the only Republican male senator to vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. African Americans will remember, as will history
Historically, we have not had wealth or connections or the law on our side. But we had the Bible and its promises.
This momentous occasion is where history, reconciliation, qualifications and opportunity meet.
The ultimate response to Mitch McConnell’s remark should be at the ballot box
As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we should remember that his unfinished work is now ours.
Ahead are 52 new weeks. What can you do in this time to improve the lives of others and not just your own?
Sometimes the only thing that differentiates the servers from those being served is an apron, hairnet and gloves.
After a very long list of fallen leaders accused of harassment, some of them still have not learned that they will be held accountable.
She is a country that is loved, envied, desired, loathed and admired around the world. She provokes the awe of her admirers and the ire of her enemies.
With reflection on the origins of Juneteenth, there is a rose among thorns, a light in the midst of darkness and a ray of hope that eclipses cynicism.
For African Americans, hearing the words “guilty, guilty, guilty” restored some hope in the justice system.
There are lessons we can extrapolate from the resurrection experience. There are metaphorical messages that can be applied to our life.
Anyone of us can broker peace, influence change and inspire hope.
Look for the good. Build upon the good. You don’t have to look far
How has 2020 changed you? Has it changed your perspective on life? Have you found that life and family are more precious? Are you unchanged?
2020 gave us nine months of unimaginable disorientation — but also revealed humanity and compassion.
Since we’re home and have time to reflect, let’s ask ourselves a few questions. What was the Lord saying to us in 2020? What was He trying to teach us?
This is the time to put up or shut up. This is the time when we must have skin in the game. This America, is the tipping, flash and inflection point, where we must act.
Black America has been fighting a pandemic that far predates COVID-19. It is racism. Thanks to video cameras, racism has been unmasked in America.