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The case for student loan debt forgiveness

The case for student loan debt forgiveness

By the time you read this article, millions of college students will have graduated and be looking for jobs, many will be going on to grad school and millions will suddenly be faced with paying off college loans or contemplating obtaining a loan for graduate studies. Neither option is attractive. Even if students are fortunate […]

First lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

First lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

Last week, I received an email from my friend, NNPA News Service Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry. It was a White House press release and a copy of First Lady Michelle Obama’s May 9 commencement address at Tuskegee University. My first thought was: Why is George sending me this? For some reason, I stopped everything to […]

The scars of Vietnam

The scars of Vietnam

As a baby-boomer who grew up on war movies, I thought of veterans as various forms of heroes. I knew that in going to war some soldiers died; some were wounded; others came home…and that, I thought, was that. While I vehemently opposed the U.S. war of aggression against Vietnam, for many years I did […]

A message for the class of 2015

A message for the class of 2015

“Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. / It’s had tacks in it, /And splinters, / And boards torn up, / And places with no carpet on the floor — Bare. / But all the time / I’se been a-climbin’ on, / And reachin’ landin’s, / And turnin’ corners, / And sometimes goin’ in […]

Financial predators still target active duty military

Financial predators still target active duty military

The men and women who wear our nation’s uniform are expected to defend our nation at home and abroad. Yet, when it comes to financial services, service members are not always being protected in return. The 2006 Military Lending Act (MLA) was enacted with broad and bipartisan support as a remedy to predatory lending that […]

Closing the chapter on Vietnam

Closing the chapter on Vietnam

In December 2009 the airliner I was on touched down in Hanoi, Vietnam. That was my first time to Vietnam. As the plane approached the field, I thought about how this very territory had once been a battleground with dogfights taking place between North Vietnamese planes and U.S. planes high overhead, and U.S. bombers dropping […]

Planning for our own success

Planning for our own success

Are we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it? It seems the world is coming apart at the seams. The Muslims are attacking the Christians, the Christians are attacking the Muslims; Africa is under siege, the Earth is shaking, the United States is waging war on its African-American citizens, […]

State NAACP rigs local elections in Ohio

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 you who are familiar with their evil doings in the past will believe it. You may recall the Cincinnati branch won a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the national office for […]

No better time to end racial profiling

No better time to end racial profiling

Freddie Gray, 25, was racially profiled and then chased down by Baltimore police officers. He subsequently died as result of police action taken after what the mayor called an unjust arrest. But the Gray tragedy is not an isolated case. It is symptomatic of a criminal justice system gone mad with racism and bigotry. This […]

Black families must focus on asset building

Black families must focus on asset building

As the wealthy few continue to prosper, the rest of the nation is caught in a financial tug-of-war between stagnant wages and a rising cost of living. In communities of color, chronic unemployment and underemployment and a host of other social ills are added burdens to an already challenging economy. These and other disturbing trends […]

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