Gun bans once had bipartisan support

In the horror in San Bernardino, Calif., a husband and wife walked into a social services center armed with two AR-15 style semiautomatic assault...

Can I get a witness – or an endorsement?

JEFFREY L. BONEY NNPA COLUMNIST One of the saddest displays I recently witnessed was the debacle surrounding several members of the Black clergy and their political...

Don’t let small-dollar loans ruin your holidays

In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has lists. From...

Should we wipe it all away?

Despite racist vitriol characterizing Blacks as “dirty,” most of us were reared in an environment where “cleanliness was next to godliness.”  With the hectic...

Another senseless murder by police

In the spirit of the season, my original plan for this week was to present a column that was light-hearted and uplifting, but my...

Make anti-poverty tax credits permanent

“The Earned Income Tax Credit is the most effective anti-poverty program in the United State. It both encourages and rewards work by allowing low-income...

‘Asking directions while Black’ could be deadly

Sherry McLain, age 67 – a White woman from Tennessee – was loading her car in a Wal-Mart parking lot. James Crutchfield, a 52-year-old...

Humane treatment shouldn’t require demonstrations

In October 2014, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times and killed by a Chicago policeman. With the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and...

Stop trivialization, preservation of slavery, racism

As one of the co-founders of the evolving environmental justice movement worldwide, I am always interested in how some people today who have amassed...

Republicans ignore Black people

As I watched the Republican debate on October 10, I thought about Kanye West and the comments he made in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina...

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