Whites still live in ‘state of denial’ on race

Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley is fond of saying, “Slavery was America’s original sin, and racism remains its unresolved dilemma.” But the unwillingness to face...

Focus on real Black women, not imposters

By the time you read this, perhaps the disturbing story of Rachel Dolezal, the prevaricating White woman who passed for Black, led the Spokane...

Growing a multicultural, multiracial teaching force

This is the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program’s 20th anniversary. More than 135,000 children across the country have had an enriching CDF Freedom Schools...

Fox News, AP abused Black youth

Fox News blowhards will never admit that in covering the racially-charged swimming pool incident in McKinney, Texas, they blew it. But that’s exactly what...

What part of democracy is the GOP afraid of?

It’s not too soon to ask a critical question of citizens of voting age who tend to vote for Democratic candidates: Do you think...

Good, bad news in latest job numbers

The unemployment rate rose just a bit in May, an indicator that Wall Street and Main Street are celebrating because that means more people...

Better pay comes when we demand it

Los Angeles just voted to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. The nation’s second-biggest city joins Seattle, San Francisco and...

Mississippi still stuck in the past

I believe that if given a word association test asking which American state first came to mind when accounting for the worst consequences to...

Why Black America needs baseball

A video of Chris Rock has made the rounds in which he offers a critique of Major League baseball and its relationship to Black...

Blacks must be part of energy debate

MATTHEW C. WHITAKER NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that income disparities among different ethnic groups in the U.S. remain...

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