Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank which promotes market based public policy to fight poverty.

My Articles

May 17, 2018, 2:33 PM EDT
I was privileged to attend the dedication of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14—an event of enormous import that will remain with me forever.
April 6, 2015, 10:55 AM EDT
Columnist George Will points out that Apple’s openly gay CEO, Tim Cook, “... thinks Indiana is a terrible place. (But) He opened marketing and retail operations in Saudi Arabia two months before a man was sentenced to 450 lashes for being gay.”
March 13, 2015, 9:58 AM EDT
The course of history changes at special moments when courageous individuals step up to take a stand, often at personal risk, on issues burning in controversy.
February 27, 2015, 3:28 PM EST
Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Advisor, told TV talk show host Charlie Rose that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech before Congress about Iran is “destructive” to the relationship between the United States and Israel.
February 20, 2015, 11:30 AM EST
In the pages long, handwritten letter, Martin Luther King, Jr. lays out the logic and theology of his activities. He explains that, like the prophets and apostles, he was compelled “to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my home town.”
February 13, 2015, 4:44 PM EST
The Congressional Black Caucus will forgo no opportunity to retard black progress in America and undermine the ideals that were once understood to be the goals of the civil rights movement.
February 6, 2015, 10:40 AM EST
A recent survey from Gallup conveys a deeply troubling picture of race consciousness in America 2015. It’s impossible to look at this information and not conclude we need a new approach to thinking about race and poverty.
February 2, 2015, 10:54 AM EST
Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas and Congressman Luke Messer of Indiana have introduced a bill that could produce positive, badly needed change in American K-12 education.
January 23, 2015, 11:28 AM EST
This past week, following the nation’s celebration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Supreme Court heard an important case related to landmark law enacted during the civil rights era – the Fair Housing Law of 1968.
January 16, 2015, 11:51 AM EST
This Thursday, January 22, hundreds of thousands will march in Washington, DC in the annual March for Life. This notes the 42nd anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision, which legalized abortion and began a barbarous era in which 57 million unborn American human beings have been lost.
January 9, 2015, 10:27 AM EST
Now that the U.S. economy is showing signs of life, President Obama is not wasting a moment to take credit for this recovery.
December 29, 2014, 11:05 AM EST
Despite a stock market surging to record highs, a sense prevails that something is very wrong in America.
December 12, 2014, 9:40 AM EST
The story is told that when Tennessee frontiersman Davy Crockett served in the US Congress (between 1827 and 1835) he voted for a bill appropriating $20,000 for relief for victims of a fire that broke out in Georgetown.
August 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
In our president’s take on the world, if there is a winner who winds up better off, then there must be a loser who winds up equally worse off.
October 16, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT
The rate of child poverty in 2009 was 11 percent in homes with married parents and 44.3 percent in homes headed by single mothers.