Hard choices for Ben Carson’s campaign

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS NNPA COLUMNIST Dr. Ben Carson’s last-place finish in the South Carolina Republican primary (he earned 7.2 percent of the total votes cast) has given...

Diversity among doctors drives trust in healthcare

PATRICIA MARYLAND NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Black History Month gave us the opportunity to reflect on the countless examples of the contributions that African-Americans have made to...

Why aren’t we discussing voter suppression?

There are many peculiar things about the 2016 election cycle, but one of them is what is not being discussed. Two items immediately jump...

What is ‘Black Constitutional Patriotism?’

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “…we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote...

Does any candidate deserve the Black vote?

Michelle Alexander, the brilliant author of “The New Jim Crow,” writes in The Nation magazine that Hillary Clinton does not “deserve” the Black vote. She...

Don’t be fooled by Trump’s attack on Bush 43

Something weird happened on February 13 at the Republican debate in South Carolina. Donald Trump went after Jeb Bush over the record of his brother,...

The Republican primary’s poisonous legacy 

With last week’s primary in New Hampshire, this year’s momentous presidential contest has now begun in earnest. At last, the political world has actual...

We continue to play decisive roles?

I listen to the news about the 2016 presidential election religiously. What amazes me is that so many have just discovered that Blacks and...

Maurice White, American music’s ‘shining star,’ is gone

Every man has a place In his heart there’s a space And the world can’t erase his fantasies Take a ride in the sky...

Black quarterbacks held to a different standard 

In an error-filled game in which neither star quarterback played particularly well, Cam Newton’s team lost Sunday to the Denver Broncos 24-10. Even so,...

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