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Juneteenth merchandise is sold in commemoration of the holiday at Leimert Park in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 18, 2022.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Juneteenth: A perfect day to cheer Black success

On Monday, America marks our second Juneteenth national holiday. Some will focus on the severe pain and death that slavery inflicted on Blacks between 1619 and 1865. It would be far more useful, however, to celebrate so much that Black Americans have accomplished since the original Juneteenth liberated the last of some 4 million emancipated slaves.

Illustration on the makings of Black success by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Creating the 'special sauce' for Black success

For generations now, Black Americans have lagged -- oftentimes, significantly -- behind other racial and ethnic groups in multiple measures of socioeconomic achievement.

Illustration on the children of fathers in prison by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Fatherhood and second chances

April is Second Chances Month, which provides us an opportunity to reflect on the progress made in criminal justice reform.

Abortions Clinics, Planned Parenthood and the Doors of Death Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Abortion is the number one killer of African Americans

Recently, attorneys filed an appeal in the ongoing case of the D.C. government's viewpoint discrimination against Black pro-life activists from the Frederick Douglass Foundation and allies from Students for Life of America.

Racism and Unity in Jesus Christ Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A Black man's call for unity in Christ

After my father accepted Jesus, our family moved to Wichita, Kansas. Wichita was a bit better than our family's previous home in Guthrie, Oklahoma, but it was still one of the most racist cities in the nation.

Illustration on critical race theory by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Wicked' critical race theory

Marxist-based Critical Race Theory (CRT) is distorting not just the principles upon which the nation was founded, but even the facts of recent events.

Fathers Engaged with Their Children Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Black fathers matter

Black fathers get a bad rap. Society has painted us with a broad brush, stereotyping us as missing in action and unresponsive to our children's needs. At times, we've been dubbed as uninterested in our children's everyday lives.