King’s lasting impact on equity in education

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s influence on the Civil Rights Movement is indisputable, but his fight for equity in education...

What you drive matters for employment, empowerment

GLENDA GILL NNPA COLUMNIST Ever since Henry Ford declared he’d pay $5 a day to workers in his factories, African-Americans have had a love affair with...

Why do we hide behind our smartphones?

There is a new protocol involved in walking down the street. I realized that people who text while walking expect that those of us...

In Bland’s death, questions must be answered

The questions left by the death of Sandra Bland are too unsettling to fully express. Living under the shadow of violent executions of Black...

Growing a multicultural, multiracial teaching force

This is the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program’s 20th anniversary. More than 135,000 children across the country have had an enriching CDF Freedom Schools...

Janus case continues attack on workers

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME. The case is the culmination of a concerted right-wing attack on...

Supreme Court Must Keep Affirmative Action Alive

"The enduring hope is that race should not matter; the reality is that too often it does." Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court As...

The election is over – Now what?

The election is over. Now it’s time we move forward and stop wallowing with what could have been or should have been. This isn’t...

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...

Trump playing ‘dodgeball’ with federal agencies

There are few Americans over the age of 10 who have not seen or participated in a game of “dodgeball.” For those of my era,...

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