Obama took the ‘smarter’ approach  

Stunning news came on January 16. “Iran released Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and three other detained Iranian Americans on Saturday in exchange for...

The UN should monitor Flint’s water

Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam – the international organization that works on world poverty issues – released a report...

Students are more than statistical data

Education that focuses on seeing students as statistics is bound to plague our youth for years. When systems and/or institutions are setup to measure the...

State of the Union was class act with crass responses

President Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union Address (SOU) last week. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the gospel of action

There is no shortage of words in the English language to describe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By now – more than five decades after...

Obama enters ‘the final kick’

Unashamedly, I am a fan of most sporting events.  I find competitive tests of strength and skill compelling. Most fans focus on events that hold...

It’s time to deal with concussions

First, let me make a recommendation. Everyone should see the movie “Concussion.” Actor Will Smith will probably get an Oscar for his role. He...

CFPB cracks down on illegal debt collections

As holiday revelers toasted the season, a key federal regulator took two steps to ensure that 2016 would bring an important change for consumers...

Supreme Court puts reliable government jobs at risk

WADE HENDERSON NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Both of my parents worked in stable government jobs, so I had the privilege of growing up in a family that...

Abusive debt collectors target Black consumers

An old adage teaches that one man’s pain is another’s gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry. According...

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