As Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to...

Now is the time for renewal


For years, I’ve listened with great interest to messages of inspiration, hope and motivation. Some may think many are too commercial, but I welcome...

12 affirmations for the African-American community

At the beginning of each year, many people make various New Year’s resolutions, from losing weight to going into business for themselves. While it’s...

This is a season of justice and righteousness

Last week, the Electoral College met to cast their ballots for the new president after a bitterly contested election in a deeply polarized nation....

Let us move forward with faith

I believe that it’s the inclination of humankind to cling to the surety of the “here and now,” despite any accompanying discomfort possibly experienced. There’s...

Trump staffers target EPA, State for purge

There have been several disturbing developments over the last several weeks that give us a clue to the approach of the incoming administration. Donald Trump’s...

Voter suppression surely tainted our election

The CIA conclusion that the Russians intervened in our elections in order to help elect Donald Trump has sent Washington into one of its...

Put an asterisk on it!

I’m not a baseball fan. I’ll only watch a game under special circumstances. I rarely visit the ballpark. I am not glued in front of...

Why do we hide behind our smartphones?

There is a new protocol involved in walking down the street. I realized that people who text while walking expect that those of us...

Judge in Bill Cosby trial must recuse himself

KIA SOTO NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill, who is presiding over Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, has a glaring conflict of interest...

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