Women, children and poverty made visible

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West deserve high props for their summer poverty tour.  They started on an Indian reservation, hit the inner city,...

Black children are ‘visible’

More than 75 million viewers over the last several days have already watched the "Invisible Children’s Kony 2012" film that exposes the violent wrath...

We must choose what kind of people we are

Even while we see jobs coming back, the tsunami created by the Great Recession is hitting cities and counties with full force. Suffolk County,...

We want to end all wars

President Obama has brought our troops home from Iraq, ending one of the most unnecessary, shameful wars of our time. Those of us classified...

Protecting gains for children in the Affordable Care Act

Next week marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health reform legislation. Although not yet fully implemented, millions of...

Sorority hosts forum to empower young Black males

The Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority captured a scene of Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI)...

Building a fair economy must remain a top goal

BY BARBARA R. ANWINE TRICE EDNEY WIRE As we usher in 2012, it remains disheartening that unemployment rates for African-Americans and Latinos/Hispanics remain in the double...

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...

Constitutional amendment can stop the lynching of democracy

BY DR. BENJAMIN F. CHAVIS, JR. NNPA COLUMNIST The growing Occupy the Dream movement for economic equality and empowerment has correctly determined that one of its...

We must rescue the American Dream

BY MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN NNPA COLUMNIST Getting a high school and college degree and achieving the American Dream could easily have seemed impossible to eighteen-year-old Toni...

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