Political involvement is necessary but not sufficient

The unfortunate election of Donald J. Trump speaks volumes about the limits of African-American involvement in the political system. Don’t get me wrong. I was...

Thoughts of what could be

Although I am eager to direct this column’s focus on a topic other than the Trump administration, I am literally locked into responding to...

Black parents must get in ‘the room’

SHAWNTA S. BARNES NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Back in May, I traveled to Chicago and saw “Hamilton: An American Musical,” about founding father Alexander Hamilton. During Act...

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...

America is being ‘Scrooged’

One of my favorite Christmas pas-times is looking through my television content guide and finding a scheduled airing of “A Christmas Carol” and tuning...

Home-grown reactionaries are greatest threat to elections

This month, we once again gathered in Selma, Ala., to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” the March 7, 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that...

Protect our children by any means necessary

“Single mom & has a 3 year old daughter. She’s not a very good mom and she...

Consumers get more than $17 million, thanks to CFPB

Millions of consumers who were duped into paying fees for their own credit scores will soon receive more than $17.6 million, thanks to the...

Will Trump cause his own ‘Trail of Tears?’

Most who are keenly observant of or listen closely to Donald Trump will recognize that he is a fan of President Andrew Jackson. If “fan”...

Remembering the life, legacy of John F. Kennedy

“One hundred years of delay have passed since President Lincoln freed the slaves, yet their heirs, their grandsons, are not fully free. They are...

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