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A Sporting Chance by James Clingman

A Sporting Chance by James Clingman

Let me make a “pitch” (pun intended) for Black sports agents. Watching the NBA playoffs and finals was more than an exercise in pulling for my favorite teams; it was also a very frustrating experience for me because I tend to look at most things from an economic perspective. While Black athletes dominate football and […]

Supreme Court Decision Reopens Door for Restrictive Voting Laws by Zenitha Prince

Supreme Court Decision Reopens Door for Restrictive Voting Laws by Zenitha Prince

One predicted consequence the Supreme Court’s invalidation of a central portion of the Voting Rights Act this week is already manifesting. Voting rights activists had warned that the high court’s decision could result in the reintroduction and reenactment of previously blocked restrictive voting laws. On June 27, the Supreme Court threw out lower court rulings […]

On Race, Supreme Court Is Out of Touch by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

On Race, Supreme Court Is Out of Touch by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

In its decision on affirmative action last Monday, the Supreme Court punted. It reviewed the University of Texas affirmative action program — in which race is admittedly “a factor of a factor of a factor” in admission, one of many factors used with a university committed to the educational benefits of a diverse student body […]

There is Strong Statistical Evidence that Politics is Resegregating by David A. Bositis, Ph.D.

There is Strong Statistical Evidence that Politics is Resegregating by David A. Bositis, Ph.D.

  David Bositis  There are demographic changes occurring in the United States that will change politics and public policy and make this country a more humane and equitable place. In another 20 to 30 years the U.S. will be a majority-minority country and White supremacy will be a discredited idea of the past. But we […]

Urban and Rural America: Unleashing Possibility in Partnership by Marc H. Morial and USDA Secretary Tom Visack

Urban and Rural America: Unleashing Possibility in Partnership by Marc H. Morial and USDA Secretary Tom Visack

Tom Vilsack “We recognize, understand and appreciate that rural and urban America are interconnected and interdependent. Working together, we can leverage more investment and cooperation to achieve greater results.” A few weeks ago in New York City, the two of us had an opportunity to visit about expanding partnerships between the National Urban League and […]

Supreme Court on Shelby County v. Holder by Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.

Supreme Court on Shelby County v. Holder by Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.

W.E.B. DuBois said, “The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?” When it comes to fair voting, we came up short again. Most of our coalition had to struggle to gain the right to vote. The decision of the Court in Shelby County v. Holder threatens […]

Sean Hannity’s Black Conservatives By A. Peter Bailey

Sean Hannity’s Black Conservatives By A. Peter Bailey

  As anyone who regularly reads this column knows, I have absolutely no regard for Sean Hannity, the obnoxious, right-wing talk show propagandist for Fox News. However, journalistic reasons compel me to occasionally watch him deliver his spiel to those who believe that they must “take back” their country from alien forces. A recent such […]

Florida A&M Marching Band Cleared to Perform

Florida A&M Marching Band Cleared to Perform

Florida A&M University’s now infamous Marching 100 Band is free to march again. Interim President Larry Robinson announced June 27 that the school is lifting a suspension imposed in the wake of the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, according to Tallahassee, Fla. ABC affiliate WXTL. Champion, 26, was found dead in a bus […]