The ‘voter fraud’ commission itself is fraudulent

There’s a branch in philosophy called “epistemology” that deals with the theory of knowledge. How do we know what we know? How do we know...

Black parents must get in ‘the room’

SHAWNTA S. BARNES NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Back in May, I traveled to Chicago and saw “Hamilton: An American Musical,” about founding father Alexander Hamilton. During Act...

50 years of Black mayors

Today, the sight of a Black mayor is unlikely to turn any heads or draw attention. But in 1967 – during the continuing turmoil of...

Get well soon, Senator John McCain

I don’t agree with Arizona Senator John McCain about very much, but I was saddened by his recent diagnosis of brain cancer. He says he...

When will we learn?


A recent study on wealth was conducted by Amy Traub, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede and Tom Shapiro. The study did a comparison of Black...

Barber charts new course down beaten paths

“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it. There...

Facing the assault on civil rights

The Trump administration has launched an unprecedented rollback of civil rights and voting rights. Those who care about building a more perfect union face...

Trump’s lies never seem to stop

I’m a product of the Southern experience. Many of my views are shaped by the “mother wit” and logic learned growing up there. There’s...

Are you better off in a ‘45’ presidency?

The man who currently occupies the Oval Office (I call him “45” because we do not believe in feeding bloated egos) promised to “Make...

Democrats, we are your base!

For years, Black people have delivered our vote to Democrats. Many Democrats wouldn’t have won without our vote. Now some Black people, and other...

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