Black Church must be a light in this dark time

There is a cry in America that must be heard and addressed. Unfortunately, too many people won’t address this cry because it will cause...

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...

Trump trains his sights on affirmative action

Campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump argued that Blacks and other people of color should vote for him. Given their current conditions, he argued,...

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...

Trump’s delusions on police brutality are dangerous

Donald Trump often seems more shock jock than president. He likes to shock, say or tweet outrageous things and prove that he’s not just...

Affirmative action for wealthy immigrants is hypocritical

In the same week that it was revealed that the Department of Injustice is spearheading attacks on affirmative action, our 45th president indicated his...

Ferguson Center is a tribute to a movement

“Ferguson was used by some of America’s enemies and critics to deflect attention from their shortcomings overseas; to undermine our efforts to promote justice...

Black women will rise despite unequal treatment

Lots of women’s organizations commemorate Equal Pay Day, which this year was April 5. It meant that women, in general, would have had to...

The ‘voter fraud’ commission itself is fraudulent

There’s a branch in philosophy called “epistemology” that deals with the theory of knowledge. How do we know what we know? How do we know...

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...

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