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...

Blacks voices missing from Western Sahara discussion

I was thrilled to hear that there would be a hearing on Capitol Hill regarding the human rights situation in the Western Sahara. The...

Fight against voter suppression

In 2013, the Supreme Court stripped the Voting Rights Act of its power to stop states from creating and enforcing laws that would prevent...

A serious injustice in Michigan

During the election hoopla and the attention focused on Michigan’s Black voters, I was appalled that no one took the opportunity to point out...

Renewable energy program is a pipe dream

“Renewable energy” refers to production of energy from sources such as wind, solar heating, electric power, etc. as opposed to fossil fuel sources such...

Deceptive debt collectors target vets, military families

Debt collection remains the top complaint most often reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Two newly-released CFPB reports reveal which consumers are...

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