Michael Cottman commentary

When I first interviewed then-candidate Barack Obama on his campaign plane in 2008, he talked passionately about fatherhood, uplifting Black men, and the importance of men of color taking responsibility for parenting their children. Two terms in the White House and eight years later, President Obama is still talking eloquently about empowering Black men in […]

Show us the money. That could easily become the family mantra for the surviving lawsuit-crazed children of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While the King siblings  — Bernice King, Dexter Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. III — have reportedly spent millions of dollars suing each other over the years, we now learn that none of […]

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 […]

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…

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…

America already has a First Family in the White House – and it’s certainly not the Kardashians. Like many Americans, I was disgusted with Cosmopolitan…