Earl McCrary will always be remembered

VICKIE J. PRESLEY READER COMMENTARY Many in our community recently had an opportunity to pay homage to Mr. Earl C. McCrary, II, former principal of Campbell...

The March unemployment report is mixed news

Our 45th  president has had no trouble claiming the good employment news reported for January and February of this year. In those jobs reports,...

Yes, we’re with them!


Word origins can shed light on the experiences of a people and explain much of what they’ve endured. Many older African-Americans explain the origin of...

Roger Wilkins’ life story is the story of civil rights

For Roger Wood Wilkins, the civil rights movement was the family business. When Wilkins was born in 1932 in segregated Kansas City, Mo., his uncle...

Labor nominee is bad news in a slick package

By the time you read this, Alexander Acosta, the president’s nominee for secretary of labor, is likely to have been confirmed by the full...

They don’t just disappear

If I had to speculate about a common thread that weaves its way through the lives of most of my friends and acquaintances, I’d...

Budget favors defense, abandons citizens

“The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” – Mahatma Gandhi Some people look at a...

It’s called ‘practical nationalism’

Nationalism: “A desire by a large group of people (such as people who share the same culture, history, language, etc.) to form a separate...

Will Trump cause his own ‘Trail of Tears?’

Most who are keenly observant of or listen closely to Donald Trump will recognize that he is a fan of President Andrew Jackson. If “fan”...

Gorsuch hasn’t earned our support

Here’s what the Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights wrote in their “Report on the Nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch as an Associate Justice...

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