Bob Ray Sanders is often criticized for writing about things he could not have experienced because, some readers say, "he can't be that old." The truth is Bob Ray has been a professional journalist for 40 years and in three media: newspaper, television and radio. A Fort Worth native who knows and cares about his community, and those with whom he shares this planet, this is a columnist who is not afraid to speak out on behalf of downtrodden people or the abused Earth.

E-mail: bobray@star-telegram.com

Seeking death sentence in Boston bombing dead wrong

| |Saturday, Feb. 01, 2014

Every time someone is executed in this country, it diminishes us as a people.

Two Texas courts deliver just decisions two high-profile cases

| |Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

A jury’s sentence and a judge’s ruling were the right calls.

Historic Fort Worth community has waited too long for promises to be fulfilled

| |Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Fort Worth should pass a proposal to purchase land for a new park in the historic community,

Arrogant Texas leaders invite scrutiny from federal government

| |Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Our state, through its top Republican leaders, devised a sinister plan to sabotage the ACA (or Obamacare) and, in doing so, threw up major roadblocks for millions.

I don’t need book by Gates

| |Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Accounts of the former defense secretary’s memoir don’t make me want to read it.

Finally: school ratings that make sense

| |Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Children at Risk will issue guides that can empower parents to choose best education options.

A ‘piecemeal’ approach on immigration

| |Tuesday, Jan. 07, 2014

Boehner says he’s ready to proceed on controversial issue in an election year.

Talking race is tough; how about at dinner?

| |Monday, Jan. 06, 2014

The revived Dallas diversity program is set for the MLK holiday.

Best movie of the year is one many Americans are afraid to see

| |Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

12 Years a Slave depicts bondage in America in a most realistic way.

In a world of wars and conflict, can peace ever be found?

| |Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

To start, we must commit to treat our fellow human beings as brothers and sisters.