Goldie Taylor

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OPINION - A swift kick to the backside, or 'tough love' as CNN anchor Don Lemon calls it, will not tear down the strictures of race, class and gender in this country...
ESSAY - Every Independence Day I think of the other young black boys, who never had a real chance to become men...
OPINION - The Atlanta cheating scandal is about real life, a real 'wire' -- real children and all too real consequences...

OPINION - As a former Marine, I also understand that progress takes time...
OPINION - A brief separation, then a Thanksgiving reconciliation. Others say he was upset that she had gone to a concert with friends the evening before. We will never know...
OPINION - Many, including whites and blacks, are pointing to Obama’s ethnicity as a deciding or at least informing factor—albeit for different reasons. Ironically, both groups point to racial prejudice as the culprit...

OPINION - Mitt Romney has a new groove. Don't worry. Nobody taught the former Massachusetts governor how to Dougie. Earlier today, the Romney campaign announced the formation of its Black Leadership Council...
OPINION - The alleged infidelity is between you, your wife and your God. It's time for you to go home and deal with them both...
OPINION - In 1933, the word 'uppity' meant nothing short of a death sentence for African-Americans living in the South, and my grandfather had been publicly marked for death...

OPINION - Today's public discourse is a sad stage of affairs, inhabited by a bevy of bad actors who have never known a day without bread -- in their mouths or their pockets...
OPINION - By the time I went to work in Silicon Valley over a decade ago, before a single iPod had been made, his name was legend...
OPINION - It was Cain -- a man who has likely never been to or been welcome at "Ni**erhead" -- who was on the defensive today...
OPINION - For 20 years Troy Davis said they had the wrong man...
OPINION - With the current GOP field in disarray, all of them scratching for positive media attention, Trump ring-kissing appears to be en vogue...
OPINION - Generally speaking, aside from 'The Cosby Show', black people have a difficult time pointing to widely distributed, positive reflections of black life
OPINION - Not unlike many people facing the ultimate sentence, Troy Davis has always maintained his innocence. But, this time there's reason to believe him...
OPINION - If we are honest with ourselves, really honest, then we will stop chucking blame over the White House fence or even at a do-nothing Congress and take some for ourselves...
OPINION - In an age when 'Housewives' aren't really housewives. and celebrity can be bought with one-night stand with the latest, greatest basketball star, it's becoming harder to find prominent role models who value traditional marriage...
OPINION - If President Obama cannot afford open displays of anger, let Maxine Waters do the job. If the Tea Party can fight, so can we...
OPINION - How can we hold this president accountable on issues specific to African-Americans and others who are disproportionately impacted by the faltering economy?...