Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

Carter’s legacy is clear: He tried to do the right thing

I became an admirer of Jimmy Carter shortly after he became president. I was 12 years old, and unlike previous American presidents, I actually felt a personal connection. Like me, he was Baptist and like many of my relatives, he taught Sunday school. Unlike Richard Nixon, who left office in disgrace and who seemed to Read More…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

‘Black lives matter’ must become more than a clever slogan

I applaud the Black Lives Matter movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is as old as the republic — for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter — even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the Read More…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

Just like charity, education must begin at home

Three of every five African-American students who graduated from high school last year failed to meet any of the ACT’s four benchmarks that measure college readiness — those in English, mathematics, science and reading, according to a report released this week by the United Negro College Fund and the ACT. In fact, African-American students lag Read More…