Actor feels blessed to portray nation’s first Black priest

Actor Jim Coleman, who lives in North Central Florida, was proud to portray the lead role in...

What does a just America look like?

Sometimes I allow myself to imagine a world with justice for all. First, we...

CFPB cracks down on illegal debt collections

As holiday revelers toasted the season, a key federal regulator took two steps to ensure that 2016 would bring an important change for consumers...

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...

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