Thursday, February 20, 2020

State NAACP rigs local elections in Ohio

You won’t believe the latest tactics being used by the folks at the national and state levels of the NAACP. Then again, those of...

The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The 2014 mid-term elections are just eight months away – and the Republicans are worried about Black voters again. They have good reason to be...

Romancing the vote, but not the dollar

It’s so silly for Black people to fight over the Dems and Repubs when it is counterproductive for us to be enslaved by either...

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...