America’s true crime problem

Ponder these words about Black Americans and the criminal justice system: “There is too much crime and too little justice in the lives of...

Justice is not blind

When racist attitudes are combined with the discretionary powers that law enforcement officers have, the result is a differential outcome, with African-Americans more likely...

Blacks must join the economy discussion

A polling of Black America about the current ‘recovery’ of the economy of the United States would produce a dramatically different set of responses...

The Educational Equity and Excellence Project

All across the country, people are gathering to observe an annual academic rite of passage: graduation. Family and friends will dutifully take their seats in...

Neglecting America’s infrastructure is ‘stupid’

When an Amtrak train derailed on May 12, federal budget observers wondered if the underfunding of our nation’s fraying infrastructure was at least partly...

Getting foster kids off prescription drugs

Viewers of the ABC News program 20/20 may remember Ke’onte Cook, a 10-year-old who had already spent four years in foster care being treated...

Politicizing donations to the Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation was established to address such issues as climate change, global health, economic development, health and wellness and problems involving women and...

The case for student loan debt forgiveness

By the time you read this article, millions of college students will have graduated and be looking for jobs, many will be going on...

First lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

Last week, I received an email from my friend, NNPA News Service Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry. It was a White House press release and a...

The scars of Vietnam

As a baby-boomer who grew up on war movies, I thought of veterans as various forms of heroes. I knew that in going to...

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