Give us the ballot – Restore the Voting Rights Act

Voting is not a privilege. It is a fundamental, constitutionally ratified right afforded to all eligible citizens. The right to elect your federal, state and...

Reinstate DACA and protect Dreamers

An overwhelming majority of voters – about 85 percent – are opposed to deporting immigrants who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood...

The Trump trick bag – stacking the courts

Two people reported to work at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on November 27, both expecting to lead the bureau. Leandra English, who had been...

Here’s my case for outrage

Those of my generation have always known the threat of nuclear war. We were Cold War Babies. We were born while this nation was...

Banks caught redlining Black communities

The old adage, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’ seems somehow an apt description for what a growing number of...

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...

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