"As the black body count continues to rise in cities like Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis," Michael H. Cottman writes at BlackAmericaWeb, President Obama is right to use his second term to help tackle gang violence.
In an effort to reduce shooting deaths in the black community and change the culture of violence, a St. Louis pastor is urging parents to stop buying toy guns for their children. Michael H. Cottman, at BlackAmericaWeb.com, says it's a noble idea.
In a scathing commentary at BlackAmericaWeb, Michael Cottman writes that following U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s extended absence from office and with an investigation looming, he owes his constituents something he hasn't offered them lately: honesty.
Obama Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett isn't paying much attention to polls as Election Day approaches because she is rightly more focused on voter turnout -- and the momentum building in the black community, Michael H. Cottman writes at BlackAmericaWeb.
Black America Web's Michael H. Cottman says that the former GOP vice presidential candidate's commentary about President Obama was deliberately racist -- and just in time for early voting in 32 states.
Michael H. Cottman writes at BlackAmericaWeb that while Joe Williams may have overstepped his journalistic boundaries, the former Politico reporter's commentary about Mitt Romney being more comfortable around white folks wasn't too far off.
BlackAmericaWeb's Michael H. Cottman writes that the GOP presidential candidate's flailing attempts to connect with black people will likely just continue when he speaks to the civil rights organization in July.
Writing at BlackAmericaWeb, author Michael H. Cottman asks if Cornel West is being petty or whether he really thinks that black Americans will be better off if President Obama loses his bid for the White House in November.