Opinion contributor Michael Coard, an attorney and radio host, is a columnist for the Philadelphia Tribune. His work appears on Tuesdays on the Capital-Star’s Commentary Page. Readers may follow him on Twitter @michaelcoard.
How Octavius Catto is keeping up the fight for Black voting rights | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - October 4, 2022
A century-and-a-half after his death, the Philadelphia icon's inheritors are continuing his fight.
You can’t untangle Queen Elizabeth’s legacy from Britain’s cruel colonialism | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - September 20, 2022
Britons continue to benefit from their supremacy – correction, savagery – throughout the world in 2022.
Meet Lewis Latimer, who made the light bulb longer lasting | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - September 13, 2022
Latimer was an inventor, draftsman, engineer, and scientist as well as a poet, author, artist, flautist and philanthropist.
Rich white business owners, not Blacks who graduate college, are deadbeats | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - August 31, 2022
Republicans, who received Paycheck Protection loan forgiveness screamed 'handout' Who are the deadbeats?
Brittney Griner will be released in about 30 days, not 9 years | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - August 10, 2022
International law regarding prisoner swaps doesn’t apply until a person is formally sentenced, which occurred on Aug. 4.
Kids charged in brutal Philadelphia murder still deserve due process | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - July 19, 2022
The online lynch mobs already are baying for blood. There's a long and racist history of that happening.
Council leader must not support illegal stop-and-frisk | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - July 12, 2022
During the second half of 2019, about 71 percent of stops in Philadelphia were of Blacks despite the fact that Blacks constitute only 44 percent of the city’s population.
The Niagara Movement, a precursor to NAACP, fought for economic and civil rights | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - July 6, 2022
The Niagara Movement was right in rejecting an accommodationist approach and in advocating for economic wealth backed by intellectual, voting, and political power.
The U.S. has a long and shameful history of treating women like property | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - June 28, 2022
Free white women's bodies have it bad in the U.S. History shows that enslaved Black girls' bodies had it worse.
When you say ‘that’s not us’ remember this historic tale of racial savagery | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - June 14, 2022
The story of white racism in America is one of sociopathy, psychopathy, perversity, sadism, savagery and malice.
Gun violence reduction laws will pass only when more Blacks get guns | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - June 1, 2022
White men with guns are dangerous — murderously dangerous. And it ain’t nothing new.
Oney Judge, enslaved by George Washington, made a great escape — and history | Michael Coard
By: Michael Coard - May 24, 2022
This is a story that every American should know. And it's a movie Hollywood should make right now.