The Cat is not Enough – by Lucius Gantt

Lucius Gantt

The Gantt Report – I want to thank all of the fans, followers, supporters and readers of The Gantt Report but I want you to know that I didn’t start my media career as an editorial columnist. I began my career long, long ago in the Production Department at WSB-TV, a prominent Atlanta television station. [...]

You Can’t Go Back – by Lucius Gantt

Lucius Gantt

The Gantt Report – It’s 2014, a new year, a new day and a new time No matter how much you loved the previous year, this year will be different. No matter how much you enjoyed 2013, this year will not be the same. No matter how much you want to replicate, relive it or [...]

Black Women’s Roundtable Statement on Historic Senate Filibuster Reform

Melanie L. Campbell speaking during a Black Women's Roundtable briefing at The White House

Washington, DC – Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable, today issued the following statement regarding the change to Senate filibuster rules on behalf of The Black Women’s Roundtable: “Today the U. S. Senate took a bold and much needed step to end [...]

From Rock Hard Tator Tots to Salad Bars, It’s National School Lunch Week and the Lunch Tray has come a Long Way

Monifa Bandele

by Monifa Bandele, Senior Campaign Director – Remember leg warmers and when ketchup was a vegetable? Is it just me or have the 80′s been making a comeback? I can’t get the sound of my kids singing Another one Bites the Dust in the car on the way to school out of my head. [...]

Don’t Play Politics with the Debt Limit – by Marc H. Morial, National Urban League


(To Be Equal #41) – On September 21, one week before the first government shutdown in 17 years, President Obama addressed the 43rd annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference in Washington. He told the 43 members of the Caucus and thousands of its supporters the same thing he has been telling the nation ever since, [...]

Blaming the N-words for the N-word – by Lucius Gantt


When I traveled around the southern part of the African continent I saw many, many people that looked like me. Throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana there were dark skinned men and women of African descent but there were no N-words! The alleged use of the N-word by a white professional football player has ignited [...]

Do you ‘Cee’ what I see?: An Ahistorical Collision Between Hip-Hop,”Manhood,” Silence and Sexuality


By Cleo Manago, CEO and founder of the Black Men’s Xchange (BMX) – By now you may have heard about the recent scandal surrounding Mister Cee, a well-known hip-hop DJ in New York City. Mister Cee was “caught” on tape soliciting a cross-dressing male posing as a prostitute. Upon Mister Cee’s recognition that the conversation [...]

Raise the Minimum Wage Now – by Marc H. Morial


“Despite working a full-time job, many low-wage workers still live in poverty. This isn’t right.” Rep. George Miller (To Be Equal #22) – In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on income inequality in America, most notably with the movement, which has lost much of its momentum. But what might have been lost [...]

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement Supporting President Obama’s Nomination of Mayor Anthony R. Foxx as Secretary of Department of Transportation


Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), issued the following statement today on President Obama’s nomination of The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Mayor of City of Charlotte, NC, to serve as Secretary of Transportation: On behalf of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, we are [...]

Is Barack Obama George Bush Dipped In Chocolate? – By Lucius Gantt

Lucius Gantt

The Gantt Report – I am really worried about President Obama. When he first ran for President he was Barack, the proud son of an African man. No disrespect, but now he seems to be acting like Barry, the sheltered son of a Caucasian woman! I know if an African American says anything contrary about [...]

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