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...

Challenging our youth to read, write and think critically

I have to admit that I like using social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, I find myself using them to encourage,...

Time to invest in children

The president’s budget released this week proposes billions in critical new federal investments for 2016 and beyond to improve the life chances of millions...

Endless plastic bags smother planet earth

Maybe it has always been like this. If so, I am not sure precisely what triggered my new concern. But in either case, there...

Each generation has something to offer

Whether it is in an inner city neighborhood across America, the Caribbean, in Europe or in a sprawling mass of people in an African...

Financial shackles still in place

As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a timely moment to reflect on the journey that previous generations of Blacks have...

Civic lessons and civil rights

Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s...

Progressive candidates ignore race matters

From everything I read – I like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling...

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