Make me a woman

One of my sheroes is Sojourner Truth. A brilliant but illiterate woman, she was a great orator and powerful presence who possessed great courage...

The GOP’s acting- the-fool dynamic

Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new...

Twin evils: Terrorism and racism

There are two related violent phenomena getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin...

Cherishing history that’s in your attic

We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African-Americans who have...

50 years of economic futility

During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic...

Facing America’s lynching frenzy

We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys – for this is, overwhelmingly, a...

Must-have foods and moves for a better sex life

DR. RO NNPA COLUMNIST Valentine’s Day has passed but if you want to keep the romantic fires burning, don’t fret. In the words of Kerry Washington...

A different standard for Black girls

LECONTÉ J. DILL NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Nearly 40 years ago, a metaphor or fable, if you will, about “upstream-downstream” was created by healthcare practitioners to better...

High-tech must give higher priority to diversity

KIM M. KEENAN NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST This revolution will definitely not be televised. When Intel announced that it would spend $300 million over the next five years...

From Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

There is perhaps no American civil rights leader who generated as many divergent opinions as Malcolm X. As we near the 50th anniversary of...

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