Severing the prison-to-profits pipeline

America is addicted to incarceration. No nation holds as many people behind bars as America does, and the numbers tell it all. The United States...

Here’s why ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ support Trump

On Facebook, I saw two Black women at a Trump rally expressing their support for “The Donald.” I realized that there is a certain type...

Inequality is America’s most urgent problem

The Harvard Gazette has released a series of
articles on inequality in America. They describe Harvard University scholars’ efforts across a range
of disciplines to identify...

Changing our silly political ways

The “yo Mama!” debates in the Republican ring are really not debates. They are rap sessions, Ronald Reagan séances, and pseudo-patriotic diatribes, repeated ad...

Trump and the mess the GOP created

Donald Trump is streaming toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, scattering the campaign wreckage of the GOP establishment – and perhaps the GOP itself...

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...

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