A message for the class of 2015

“Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. / It’s had tacks in it, /And splinters, / And boards torn up, / And places...

Financial predators still target active duty military

The men and women who wear our nation’s uniform are expected to defend our nation at home and abroad. Yet, when it comes to...

Closing the chapter on Vietnam

In December 2009 the airliner I was on touched down in Hanoi, Vietnam. That was my first time to Vietnam. As the plane approached...

Planning for our own success

Are we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it? It seems the world is coming apart at the...

State NAACP rigs local elections in Ohio

You won’t believe the latest tactics being used by the folks at the national and state levels of the NAACP. Then again, those of...

No better time to end racial profiling

Freddie Gray, 25, was racially profiled and then chased down by Baltimore police officers. He subsequently died as result of police action taken after...

Black families must focus on asset building

As the wealthy few continue to prosper, the rest of the nation is caught in a financial tug-of-war between stagnant wages and a rising...

Global migration is about survival

The recent deaths of more than a thousand African refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in order to get to Europe highlights an...

‘Thug’ is in the eye of the beholder

WALTER FIELDS NNPA COLUMNIST A small section of Baltimore, no more than four to six blocks on the city’s west side, experienced looting and property destruction...

Blacks split over Obama

Since the moment that he announced his candidacy in 2007, through to this day, there have been two debates over how to understand President...

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