Ohioans lose millions to loan fees

Despite a landslide voter decision in 2008 to cap payday lending rates at 28 percent, the state’s small-dollar, high-cost lending has continued to grow...

Yes, change is gonna come

JAMES WASHINGTON GUEST COLUMNIST Most of us would agree with the concept that the one sure thing that we know about life is change. The comparison to...

What’s wrong with the truth?

Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino gets high props for stepping up to tell some truth about the many murders of African-Americans at the hands...

Rigged: Racial bias in jury selection

“Illegal and unconstitutional jury selection procedures cast doubt on the integrity of the whole judicial process. They create the appearance of bias in the...

Truth will set you free

A wise sage once said, “A lie can run around the world before the truth has gotten its shoes on.” Assessing the performance of Republican...

Where are our women? Where are our educators?

Richland County, S.C. Senior Deputy Sheriff Ben Fields seemed to think the only way he could get a young Black girl out of her...

We must stop tolerating ‘condemning Blackness’

In 2011, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, executive director of the Schaumburg Center for Research in Black Culture, published his book, “The Condemnation of Blackness.”...

Convene a national commission on race and poverty

When America’s founders wrote the Constitution, Blacks were considered three-fifths human. In a compromise at the constitutional convention, the U.S. Constitution was written to...

From one generation to another

REV. AUNDREIA ALEXANDER TRICE EDNEY NEWSWIRE On August 10, the day after the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, I was arrested along with more than 50...

Questions for the presidential candidates

Bye, bye Biden.  The vice president who might have given the honorable Hilary Clinton a run for her money has concluded that the timing...

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