#AllVotesMatter − Restoring the Voting Rights Acts

On the eve of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a federal appeals court...

Republicans win a tiny, petty victory

After months of “repeal and replace” rhetoric, Congress has finally passed a pitiful little bill designed to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. To watch Republicans...

Don’t send Flint down the drain

The Flint water crisis is now 2 years old – and the water still isn’t safe to drink. There have been civil and criminal investigations,...

Black (immigrant) Lives Matter

We are long overdue for a discussion about immigration as it relates to Black immigrants, especially as the Trump administration clamors to end legal...

Acceptance by 8 Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

You would think that news of a high school student from a family of African immigrants getting accepted into all eight Ivy League universities...

Black press: The voice of Black America – Part III

Former U.S. Rep. Parren Mitchell (D-Md.) once told me, “It is long overdue for Black Americans to understand the urgent and ongoing necessity to...

Are Black women giving up on Black men?

JINEEA BUTLER NNPA COLUMNIST In the latest urban movies, “Best Man Holiday” and “A Madea’s Christmas,” I thought it was interesting that each featured a Black...

Truth is coming to light

The Bible (John 8:32) tells us, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” It looks like a lot...

Looking beyond the election

Over the past year or so, I have been wondering how Black folks would react to the election outcome. Two questions kept coming to...

Prepaid credit card use on the rise

Since the enactment of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, consumers have benefited from more transparent pricing and improved...

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