Statues, monuments and memorials

Many people are highly insulted by Confederate statues and monuments, and they want them taken down, destroyed, or both. Since the latest movement in New...

Legislator who stood up to sexism in 1973 sees some progress

BY JEN FIFIELD STATELINE.ORG/TNS WASHINGTON – Colleagues warned Senfronia Thompson that speaking out would jeopardize her political future. It was the spring of 1973, and 34-year-old Thompson...

Car dealers charge Blacks exorbitant interest rates

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups. Surveys...

Keeping hope alive as Hope walks away

Through all of the weird machinations of her boss and his administration, Hope Hicks has been labeled the “glue” holding things together at the...

Good news for some in the Class of 2017

The college class of 2017 is in a better employment position than any college class in a decade. With the unemployment rate (4.4 percent) lower...

How to really make Black history

It’s that time again, y’all. Black History Month! The time of year when we celebrate our history. History has shown us what our ancestors have...

Dick Gregory prepared me to write about the seen and unseen

The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Sept.16 at the City of Praise church in Landover, Md., was over seven hours of...

Strong apprenticeship programs key to addressing the wage gap

Over the last decades, many American inner cities have seen an economic resurgence. Buoyed by millennials and people’s desire to shorten their daily work...

The 50th anniversary of a momentous year in civil rights

“It is not an overstatement to say that the destiny of the entire human race depends on what is going on in America today....

Extra ordinary sisters deserve praise

“By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim, by allowing our movie and television screens to teach...

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