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...

Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges?

Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult...

A question of 21 times

I find it very unsettling to hear police officers discuss how they believe that #BlackLivesMatter protesters and certain politicians, e.g., NYC Mayor de Blasio,...

The NAACP is irrelevant

“Whoever loves money never has enough.” – Ecclesiastes 5:10 I would offer that verse from the wisest man in history to our national NAACP president and...

Content of Steve Scalise’s character

There they go again! Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official’s actions and words remind us...

Reclaiming the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of Black America. Why? Because once again...

Disregarding Black life

Patrick Lynch, do you remember Oscar Grant? And if you do, Mr. “leader” of the New York Police Department Union, why do you pretend...

Is Black America better off under Obama?

Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist “Like the rest of America, Black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into...

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