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...

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...

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