Why Jannie Ligons is the woman of the year

Jannie Ligons is an Oklahoma City grandmother who left a friend’s house to drive home. She collided with Daniel Holtzclaw, the rogue police officer...

Don’t be complacent in the face of hate

The day after Donald Trump was elected the 45th president, a group of middle school students in Royal Oak, Mich., chanted, “Build the wall!”...

‘42’ a compelling history lesson

You could say “42,” the film about the life of Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson, is a gripping baseball tale, and your assessment would...

Is the president ‘Black’ enough?

“If you had a choice of color, which one would you choose my brother?” – Curtis Mayfield – 1969 In the official U.S. 2010 head...

Extra ordinary sisters deserve praise

“By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim, by allowing our movie and television screens to teach...

High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks

GLENN ELLIS
 GEORGE CURRY MEDIA Few, if any, health issues touch the lives of more African-Americans than high blood pressure. Usually, hypertension is defined as blood pressure...

Your tax refund is yours to keep

BY CHARLENE CROWELL NNPA FINANCIAL WRITER Each year as W-2s begin arriving in mailboxes, commercials start promoting a range of services to ‘help’ consumers with tax...

Race, gender and healing

Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been...

Celebrating Black fathers

As we approach Fathers’ Day across the United States and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those...

It’s all about the power

Let’s begin with the truth, something rare in Washington, D.C. While sexual harassment or sexual assault may result in physical injury, it is almost certainly...

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