Black history still distorted after 400 years

According to some historians, “Afro-descendants” first entered these United States in 1619 off the coast of Virginia. ...

Dick Gregory prepared me to write about the seen and unseen

The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Sept.16 at the City of Praise church in Landover, Md., was over seven hours of...

Car dealers charge Blacks exorbitant interest rates

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups. Surveys...

President Obama’s mixed record

Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Obstruction by congressional Republicans has been a major obstacle for President Obama for four of his six years in office. But...

House rules on staff diversity are a positive change

While policy decisions affecting all Americans are debated in the halls of Congress, persons of color are...

Marching to freedom on a treadmill

Here’s a sobering statement from Economic Policy Institute (EPI): “Fifty years ago (2013), the unemployment rate was 5% for Whites and 10.9% for Blacks....

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...

Fed chair: Communities of color must be part of recovery

In a recent speech before the Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, warned that the...

Stop celebrating and get to work

The morning of June 25, 2015 brought us another civil rights milestone.  On that day, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Affordable Care Act,...

Susan Rice’s discredited story

Do you still believe what U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was saying during her infamous five Sunday show appearances? By now, we all know that...

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