Michael Cottman commentary

It’s been a chaotic first 30 days for President Trump and his administration. Here’s a look at some of the president’s more controversial decisions and statements in February. TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR HCBUs: President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that commits to a request by the United Negro College Fund that Trump move […]

  Howard University President Wayne Frederick welcomed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos with open arms. Only time will tell if Frederick made a wise decision. DeVos, the polarizing Education Secretary, got her first photo-op at a historically Black college since her razor-thin confirmation thanks to Frederick’s high-profile meeting. A billionaire who is facing mounting […]

Yesterday, I received a noteworthy text message from a friend, Gloria McCollum, a formidable attorney from St. Louis who represents The Ethical Society of Police,…

Brace yourselves NFL fans: Ray Rice, who cold-cocked his then-fiancée in a hotel elevator and dragged her on the floor like a sack of potatoes,…

Black residents in Ferguson, Missouri are hoping for justice in the Michael Brown case but they are also bracing for the worst possible scenario: That…

A coalition of prominent African-American women is asking for an emergency meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and urging him to hire Black women to…

ST. LOUIS — It took a village to bury Michael Brown. It took more than the 600 members of Brown’s family who gathered inside the…

For U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, America’s top lawyer, father, and self-described social activist, uplifting the nation’s Black boys and young men of color is…

President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder – who are among the most powerful men in America – have become selectively involved in…

I’m trying to understand why Michael Brown is lying dead from a police officer’s bullet instead of packing his bags and heading to college. Brown,…

When will New York City police realize that chokeholds are outlawed and stop using the deadly tactic on unsuspecting black citizens? Days after Eric Garner,…

Yesterday, our columnist Tonya Pendleton penned her version of the Stephen A. Smith/Ray Rice Controversy. Today, Michael Cottman provides the male point of view.  Sports…