Hard choices for Ben Carson’s campaign

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS NNPA COLUMNIST Dr. Ben Carson’s last-place finish in the South Carolina Republican primary (he earned 7.2 percent of the total votes cast) has given...

Poverty, desperation in a world-class city

When a demented killer slayed
49 in a gun rampage in Orlando, there was
national attention. Presidential candidates called for
escalating the fight against the Islamic State...

Dissecting affirmative action rhetoric from reality

In a perfect America founded and operating on colorblind meritocracy, admission to selective institutions of higher learning, boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies and access...

Why is terrorism still growing?

Not too long ago, Americans considered terrorism as some geopolitical ailment happening in the Third World.  But since September 11, 2001, our attitudes have...

Taking a stand while sitting

Rosa Parks and Colin Kaepernick got tired of racism and sat down to protest it. While some of us stand up for a cause,...

New York retirees spearheading MLK program in Flagler

The public has been invited to celebrate the life and legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). It’s the 50th anniversary of...

MLK’s anti-poverty crusade gets 21st-century revival

It is near universally known that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. For the most part, that dream is closely tied to...

Getting foster kids off prescription drugs

Viewers of the ABC News program 20/20 may remember Ke’onte Cook, a 10-year-old who had already spent four years in foster care being treated...

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across...

A son of Birmingham becomes its mayor

In our nation’s history, Birmingham, Ala., will forever be tied to some of the most troubling and tragic imagery of the civil rights movement...

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