Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Lifting communities of color by raising to the minimum wage
Written by John W. Mack 07 May 2015
John W. Mack When I started working with the Urban League in 1964, college students from across the country were converging in Mississippi to ensure African-Americans could vote. The following year, ... read more >>
Becoming Your Own Boss with Uber
Written by Richard Burton 07 May 2015
A lot of people have a lot of things to say about ridesharing. There’s no shortage of opinions on this new innovation. But as someone who partners with Uber, and delivers rides everyday, I figured I’d ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 30 April 2015
    The approach of Black groups working to improve the lives of Black men and boys should be unapologetically Afro-Centric, i.e., always strongly focused on their unique needs.  This is necessary ... read more >>
Knowing and Honoring Nathan Hare: Thinking and Thundering Black
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 30 April 2015
    Part I. On April 9, Tiamoyo and I had returned to Temple University where I conducted an Indaba (conversation and council) with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Department ... read more >>
Baltimore: We have Been Here Before
Written by Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist 30 April 2015
Now it is Baltimore. There Freddie Gray, a Black man, was stopped on the street, pinned to the ground, dragged to the back of a police wagon, and died in police custody. Six officers were suspended. ... read more >>
In Defense of ALEC
Written by Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist 24 April 2015
  We all know of the recent horror of a North Charleston, S.C. police officer deciding to murder an unarmed Black citizen by firing eight rounds at his back as he tried to flee and then tried to cover ... read more >>
‘Thank God for Peanut Butter and Jelly’
Written by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist 24 April 2015
Kaylyn Sigman is a high school senior with big plans. A star soccer player from a poor rural Appalachian Ohio community who loves calculus and creative writing, she’s college bound this fall and dreams ... read more >>
Normalizing Relations with Castro
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist 24 April 2015
I was standing in Jacksonville, Fla. airport awaiting a flight home when I looked up at the television at the gate. CNN was repeating the story that President Obama and Cuba’s President Raul Castro ... read more >>
Corinthian Colleges Fined $30 Million
Written by Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist 24 April 2015
  Financially-troubled Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, has a new financial hurdle: a $30 million fine. An April 14 order by the U.S. Department of Education ... read more >>
The State of On-Screen Diversity
Written by Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist 24 April 2015
“She was never able, after her education in the movies, to look at a face and not assign it some category in the scale of absolute beauty, and the scale was one she absorbed in full from the silver ... read more >>
Who Can We Turn to Politically?
Written by James Clingman NNPA Columnist 24 April 2015
“Who can I turn to, when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me.” Listening to an old album by the Temptations, “In a Mellow Mood,” made me think about ... read more >>
Facing ‘Officer Friendly’ While Black
Written by Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist 24 April 2015
Without the video, North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn’t see Officer Michael T. Slager have the, shall we ... read more >>
A Young Sister ‘Hashtagged’ Me Out of My Silo
Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist 24 April 2015
When a colleague dropped the line, “You can’t hashtag your way to freedom,” I loved it! I laughed out loud, and promised that I’d not borrow the line, but steal it because I was so enamored of ... read more >>
Proof that the Supreme Court Got it Wrong in Shelby
Written by George E. Curry NNPA Columnist 24 April 2015
When the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act nearly two years ago in Shelby County v. Holder, many of us suspected that Chief Justice John Roberts in particular was distorting ... read more >>
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March
Written by By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist 23 April 2015
  On October 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades Black Americans, have experienced great triumphs, tragedies and tribulations.   This ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 23 April 2015
I’m sure readers’ are wondering what possible connection exists between Albert Einstein, the renowned theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity—and Black life matters. ... read more >>
The Four Good Deeds of Ra: Maatian Moral Notions of Human Rights:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 23 April 2015
    The deep thinking of our ancestors about ethical issues of being human in the world is nowhere more evident or important than the text in the Book of Vindication (or Coffin Texts) in the ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry 16 April 2015
    Michelle Alexander’s seminal effort, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” (2010) has captured the nation’s attention.  Continuing media coverage and   public ... read more >>
Beyond Species Arrogance: Living Lightly and Humbly on the Earth
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 16 April 2015
    Clearly there are hard and humbling lessons to be learned from the human and ecological disaster directly caused by British Petroleum (BP) in April 2010 in its perverse pursuit of profit, regardless ... read more >>
Children of Color and Autism – Too Little, Too late
Written by Special Report by Areva D. Martin, Esq. 16 April 2015
Autism is rarely outside of the media spotlight, and for 1-in-68 American children, it can be a daily struggle. Autism, or more formally, Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a condition where an individual ... read more >>
Written by Larry Aubry -opinion 09 April 2015
       Conservatives’ claim that identity politics as practiced by Blacks and other so-called minorities damages the American way, is patently false.  It is the American way!  Identity politics ... read more >>
Time for Justice for Children in New York
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 03 April 2015
Marian Wright Edelman   Under New York’s juvenile justice system a child as young as 7 can be arrested for a crime, and a 16-year-old is automatically charged as an adult. These laws are shockingly ... read more >>
The Push to Eliminate Predatory Lending
Written by Charlene Crowell, NNPA Columnist 03 April 2015
    Charlene Crowell     In the aftermath of a letter signed by 500 consumer advocates from all 50 states, an unprecedented push for reining in abusive small-dollar, high-cost loans has engaged ... read more >>
Free Speech Hypocrisy
Written by Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist 03 April 2015
  Lee A. Daniels    This winter the media’s been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults. Revealingly, ... read more >>
Maxine Waters Works to Shrink Wealth Gap
Written by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA Columnist 03 April 2015
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.    One of leading freedom fighters in the United States Congress is none other than the extraordinarily dynamic Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). Congresswoman Waters does not bite ... read more >>

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