Recognizing a solemn anniversary

On August 6, our nation celebrated an auspicious anniversary that was largely overlooked and undervalued. One could justify overlooking this anniversary by saying, “Current...

How I know Donald Trump hates women

It probably is not necessary for me to say this, but if you didn’t already know it, we know that Donald Trump hates women....

It’s time for America to #TrustBlackWomen

After Roy Moore’s defeat at the hands of Alabama voters – driven by Black voter turnout, especially the votes of Black women – we saw the celebration, credit-taking,...

There’s bipartisan energy for HBCUs

From the time Alma Adams (D-NC) was elected to Congress in 2014, she was committed to making a difference. One of her early acts...

US Senate is not diverse or inclusive

Since our founding in 1910, the National Urban League has been focused on economic civil rights and empowerment issues. At the core of civil...

Yes, we’re with them!


Word origins can shed light on the experiences of a people and explain much of what they’ve endured. Many older African-Americans explain the origin of...

It’s ‘open season’ on Black people

I have friends in all walks of life. Some practice old-school lifestyle avocations. I communicate with them as often as possible. Sometimes their perspectives...

Trump, Republicans ignore lessons of Noah

It is too soon to know the extent of the damage done by Hurricane Harvey. Estimates are that over a million people have been...

Legislator who stood up to sexism in 1973 sees some progress

BY JEN FIFIELD STATELINE.ORG/TNS WASHINGTON – Colleagues warned Senfronia Thompson that speaking out would jeopardize her political future. It was the spring of 1973, and 34-year-old Thompson...

What could be worse?

Right-wing Republicans have given nearly every excuse possible for their own bad behavior. Truth and objectivity seem to escape their ilk. After hearing one...

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