Standing on sacred ground

Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of White men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning,...

Making the case for investing in HBCUs

RUSHERN BAKER NNPA GUEST COMMENTARY UNCF’s iconic “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste” advertising campaign remains the gold standard for shining light on the...

Blacks, Latinos, women power Democratic victories


I’ve always drawn a measure of comfort from watching and listening to ‘grandmother’-type clocks. There’s something soothing about the consistent tic-tic-tic of the clock...

The Minimum Wage for the Least and Left Out

It seems that the term “poverty” has been sidelined from our national discourse, even though 15 percent of all Americans, and 26 percent of...

What’s next for the economy?

The economic philosophies of Democrats and Republicans are drastically different. While neither party is intent in dismantling the predatory capitalism that extracts surplus value from...

Humane treatment shouldn’t require demonstrations

In October 2014, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times and killed by a Chicago policeman. With the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and...

Optimistic report on state of Black America

Speakers at NNPA conference say Black Church and HBCUs still strong BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Four pre-eminent Black leaders in America addressed the challenges and...

LeBron gives kids from hard streets a chance

This year in the NBA playoffs, LeBron James silenced all the chatterers who questioned his legacy. He put his team, decimated by injuries, on his...

Make anti-poverty tax credits permanent

“The Earned Income Tax Credit is the most effective anti-poverty program in the United State. It both encourages and rewards work by allowing low-income...

The right side of Charlottesville

President Donald Trump usually is quick to share his immediate response to any event – usually on his preferred platform, Twitter. And he usually...

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