The 50th anniversary of a momentous year in civil rights

“It is not an overstatement to say that the destiny of the entire human race depends on what is going on in America today....

No more chicken dinners; we need policy

JEFFREY L. BONEY NNPA COLUMNIST It happens every year. Yard signs placed by campaign operatives infiltrate our neighborhoods and litter our streets, hoping that you familiarize yourself...

Enemies of the people

In the hours before the 25-year-old
Army veteran Micah Johnson launched his, in the words of President Obama,
“vicious, calculated and despicable”
attack on White officers of...

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...

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....

Changing our silly political ways

The “yo Mama!” debates in the Republican ring are really not debates. They are rap sessions, Ronald Reagan séances, and pseudo-patriotic diatribes, repeated ad...

Tubman’s face on the $20 bill is priceless

WALTER RHETT NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST When Donald Trump calls Harriet Tubman’s selection as the face on the $20 bill “politically correct,” it is just another flag-wrapped...

The South can lead the nation to a ‘New Politics’

Liberating the South is the key to liberating the nation. The key to liberating the South is the Black vote. Recent Black turnout in...

Romancing the vote, but not the dollar

It’s so silly for Black people to fight over the Dems and Repubs when it is counterproductive for us to be enslaved by either...

Don’t be complacent in the face of hate

The day after Donald Trump was elected the 45th president, a group of middle school students in Royal Oak, Mich., chanted, “Build the wall!”...

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