Don’t rush to judgment on Bill Cosby

EVIN COSBY GUEST COMMENTARY I am the youngest of five. I remember our family trips and moving to New York City just so we could be...

Trump’s travel ban betrays American values


As a Republican candidate running for the nation’s highest office, Donald Trump promised an enthusiastic crowd of supporters that in the wake of the...

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...

Black women are making us proud

We’re not so far from a time when Black people were denied the right to vote. These dismal times perpetuated slave-era subjugation of our...

Black families still denied access to home loans

In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word...

What could be worse?

Right-wing Republicans have given nearly every excuse possible for their own bad behavior. Truth and objectivity seem to escape their ilk. After hearing one...

The Obamas are gone, but not forgotten

The only time I can remember time moving as slowly as it has during the past six months was when I was eight and...

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...

How did we come to this?

For several months, we’ve been bombarded with so much hatred that we thought was in our past. We’ve heard declarations of making America great AGAIN,...

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...

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