Recognizing a solemn anniversary

On August 6, our nation celebrated an auspicious anniversary that was largely overlooked and undervalued. One could justify overlooking this anniversary by saying, “Current...

Trump’s delusions on police brutality are dangerous

Donald Trump often seems more shock jock than president. He likes to shock, say or tweet outrageous things and prove that he’s not just...

Affirmative action for wealthy immigrants is hypocritical

In the same week that it was revealed that the Department of Injustice is spearheading attacks on affirmative action, our 45th president indicated his...

Ferguson Center is a tribute to a movement

“Ferguson was used by some of America’s enemies and critics to deflect attention from their shortcomings overseas; to undermine our efforts to promote justice...

Black women will rise despite unequal treatment

Lots of women’s organizations commemorate Equal Pay Day, which this year was April 5. It meant that women, in general, would have had to...

The ‘voter fraud’ commission itself is fraudulent

There’s a branch in philosophy called “epistemology” that deals with the theory of knowledge. How do we know what we know? How do we know...

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...

50 years of Black mayors

Today, the sight of a Black mayor is unlikely to turn any heads or draw attention. But in 1967 – during the continuing turmoil of...

Get well soon, Senator John McCain

I don’t agree with Arizona Senator John McCain about very much, but I was saddened by his recent diagnosis of brain cancer. He says he...

When will we learn?


A recent study on wealth was conducted by Amy Traub, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede and Tom Shapiro. The study did a comparison of Black...

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