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 […]

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 […]

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 […]