American veterans deserve better treatment

My mentor, the late Arthur A. Fletcher, said this: “If your life becomes so miserable that you want to commit suicide, just check into...

Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or a college drop-out, student loan debt is not only likely, but probable. Among Black...

For centuries, Black lives didn’t matter

It ought to be unnecessary for an activist movement to hinge on the principle of the equivalency of life. In the worlds of Democratic...

For whom should we vote in 2016?

During the last seven years, we’ve seen our nation go from an economically challenged state of affairs to one of confusion, division, hate and...

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...

Car dealers charge Blacks exorbitant interest rates

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups. Surveys...

US export bank subsidizes Fortune 100

Capital access is the lifeblood of business growth and job creation. As the president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, it is assumed...

Release low-level, nonviolent drug offenders

Jerry Alan Bailey was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to violate federal narcotics laws. Shauna Barry-Scott was sentenced...

Tear down the walls of economic inequality

After a spirited debate, the South Carolina House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate battle flag from statehouse grounds at the urging...

Congress urges action against payday lenders

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed...

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