The legacy of Carter G. Woodson

The best way to celebrate Black History Month is to make more Black history. Black History Month is now celebrated around the world. We...

Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision

Last week I thought Stevie Wonder gave a great State of the Union Speech. Oops, did I say Stevie Wonder, I meant to say...

50 years of Black progress

Has Black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years? This is not only an important question to pose,...

Terror in the name of religion

It has been deeply disturbing to hear and read suggestions that there is something inherently violent in Islam that distinguishes it from other religions....

Selma: White savior not required

WALTER FIELDS NNPA Columnist The fierce and aligned, if not coordinated, campaign to smear the motion picture “Selma” by suggesting it inaccurately portrays the role of...

NAFEO supports ‘America’s College Promise’ initiative

LEZLI BASKERVILLE NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), applauds President Obama’s proposal to make community college tuition free, and...

Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges? (Part II)

Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a Black president, perhaps the time has come...

World is indifferent to missing Nigerian girls

One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers...

Selma and the folks at the ‘back of the line’

I wasn’t surprised that Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” was nearly completely snubbed for the Oscar nominations last week, as were several “White” films and White...

The ‘real’ dream speech

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the...

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