States shift higher education costs to families

As the nation’s trillion-dollar student debt continues to rise, a new analysis of public higher education’s funding finds dwindling state support is the key...

America, the land of the free!

Darlene Aiken Guest Columnist The doctor says, ma’am, you’ve been feeling under the weather because, great news, you are pregnant! The immediate thought is supposed to...

Raising an Olympian

By Terri Fedonczak How do you raise an Olympic athlete? The first question you want to ask yourself is not “How?’ it’s "Why?" Do you...

A Sporting Chance by James Clingman

Let me make a “pitch” (pun intended) for Black sports agents. Watching the NBA playoffs and finals was more than an exercise in pulling...

On Race, Supreme Court Is Out of Touch by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

In its decision on affirmative action last Monday, the Supreme Court punted. It reviewed the University of Texas affirmative action program — in which...

Urban and Rural America: Unleashing Possibility in Partnership by Marc H. Morial and USDA...

Tom Vilsack “We recognize, understand and appreciate that rural and urban America are interconnected and interdependent. Working together, we can leverage more investment and cooperation...

Supreme Court on Shelby County v. Holder by Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.

W.E.B. DuBois said, “The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?” When it...

Sean Hannity’s Black Conservatives By A. Peter Bailey

  As anyone who regularly reads this column knows, I have absolutely no regard for Sean Hannity, the obnoxious, right-wing talk show propagandist for Fox...

Inner Cities Need Disaster Relief Too By Jesse Jackson

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently spoke at a conference sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago on disaster recovery in the wake...

In Defense of a Good Man By Dr. E. Faye Williams

I express my feelings directly. While maintaining civility, I have no difficulty expressing the truth as I see it. One such situation involves our...

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