Texas ID law struck down a fifth time

Last week, a federal court dealt a blow to Texas’ efforts to disenfranchise voters of color. Texas’ draconian 2011 voter identification law has been...

It’s called ‘practical nationalism’

Nationalism: “A desire by a large group of people (such as people who share the same culture, history, language, etc.) to form a separate...

What do we do after Charleston?

I am a native South Carolinian. Charleston is my maternal ancestral home. My great-grandmother was born during slavery. My great grandfather, I have been...

Consumers get more than $17 million, thanks to CFPB

Millions of consumers who were duped into paying fees for their own credit scores will soon receive more than $17.6 million, thanks to the...

Supreme Court puts reliable government jobs at risk

WADE HENDERSON NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Both of my parents worked in stable government jobs, so I had the privilege of growing up in a family that...

My thoughts on the New Year lull

Certain characteristics are common to all living organisms. The shared need for rest pops into mind. Whether we label it rest, sleep, hibernation or...

Calling all faith leaders to unite

We are truly living in a dysfunctional society. With the recent police killings of unarmed Black youth, something needs to be done. Let’s not stop...

Ohioans lose millions to loan fees

Despite a landslide voter decision in 2008 to cap payday lending rates at 28 percent, the state’s small-dollar, high-cost lending has continued to grow...

LBJ’s War On Poverty Still Only Partly Won

Fifty years ago this week, Medgar Evers, the NAACP regional secretary in Mississippi, was murdered by a member of the White Citizens’ Council. Evers’...

Lies and cover-ups in Chicago

“Because a body of men, holding themselves accountable to nobody, ought not to be trusted by anybody.” Thomas Paine, “Rights of Man (Part One)”,...

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