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,...

Locked out: Education, jobs and justice

As we observe the 40th anniversary of The State of Black America,® the similarities of the United States of 1976 and the United States...

Jackie Robinson and the cost of racism

Another baseball season has opened,
and with it, Major League Baseball’s
annual homage to Jack Roosevelt
Robinson, more popularly known as Jackie Robinson, whose breaking baseball’s color...

Different rules for Black, White students

SUSAN K. SMITH GEORGE CURRY MEDIA COLUMNIST A representative from the office of Florida state attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Angela Corey spoke to a...

Emanuel isn’t leading on police reform

Chicago is a city on edge. On a recent weekend, 20 people were shot over 13 hours. According to the Chicago Tribune, 1,051 have...

Harriet Tubman, economic Freedom Fighter

When Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would grace the new $20 bill, my heart sang, “Hallelujah!” Additional changes to the currency were...

A line is crossed in Wichita

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS NNPA COLUMNIST As we have seen from recent events in Paris, Brussels, and all across the world, terrorism is not an obscure phenomenon that...

Lifting communities by raising the minimum wage

“We find our population suffering from old inequalities, little changed by vast sporadic remedies. In spite of our efforts and in spite of our...

Black Women won’t celebrate Equal Pay Day until Aug. 1

According to the American Association of University Women, a group that promotes equity and education for women and girls, “Equal Pay Day (April 12)...

Revive the US Commission on Civil Rights

This country has made remarkable progress on civil rights over our history. We’ve moved from slavery to segregation to equal rights under the law. African-Americans...

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