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Black women don’t have the luxury of staying home

Black women don’t have the luxury of staying home

When Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life,” Romney behaved as if she had just hit the lottery. She smugly made the media rounds talking about how hard it was for her to raise her five sons. And she’s right.  Stay-at-home moms work extremely hard to […]

The untold story of progress in the Congo

The untold story of progress in the Congo

What is the real motive of some of the so-called human rights and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that consistently propagate a negative image about Africa and about African people? I am in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) once again on a mission of initiating a local “Sustainable Job Creation Program” related to the mining […]

US Bank, Wells Fargo accused of housing discrimination

US Bank, Wells Fargo accused of housing discrimination

Two of the nation’s largest banks, Wells Fargo and US Bank, are accused of seriously violating the landmark federal Fair Housing Act law – and not for the first time. Following an undercover investigation of foreclosed single-family homes in eight metropolitan areas, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) filed two discrimination complaints with the Department of […]

Questions for presidential candidates

Questions for presidential candidates

It is a foregone conclusion that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. It’s down to Romney and President Obama as opponents in November. The entertainment is over.  Let’s get down to business. Consider what either candidate might do in three areas: • Jobs – The unemployment rate ticked down just a […]

Time to revive the National Civil Rights Commission

Time to revive the National Civil Rights Commission

According to statistics compiled by Kali Akuno and Arlene Eisen on behalf of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Black Left Unity Network and the US Human Rights Network, police or private security people have slain 17 other African-Americans since Trayvon Martin’s death. Across the country, people are questioning the promise of “liberty and justice […]

Don’t be scammed by unscrupulous car dealers

Don’t be scammed by unscrupulous car dealers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) convened a series of forums last year that explored abusive auto lending practices. The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), a participant in those roundtables, has issued a new research report on deceitful practices that take advantage of unsuspecting customers. The report, “Deal or No Deal: How Yo-Yo Scams Rig the […]

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

The African-American Cultural Society, Inc. (AACS), in the person of its president Ed Pinto, Jr., and the Palm Coast/Flagler County Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, through its president Dr. Pamela Jackson-Smith, have established a partnership to benefit African-American males. These organizations have wisely determined the need to step out as a “vanguard” and help […]

Hope strikes back  for America’s masses

Hope strikes back for America’s masses

It’s common knowledge that during the Great Depression, when faced with financial ruin, White people by the scores jumped off bridges, shot themselves or found other means to commit suicide because they could not face the prospect of having a dollar less than what they had amassed – often on the backs of the 99 percent. […]

Baseball strikes out with Curt Flood and Marvin Miller

Baseball strikes out with Curt Flood and Marvin Miller

It’s April and the 2012 baseball season has begun.  Time to remember something else:  the continuous failure – actually refusal – of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame to recognize the contributions of the late St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood and the retired executive director of the Major League Baseball Player Association (MLBPA), […]

Congressman Donald Payne’s African legacy

Congressman Donald Payne’s African legacy

It’s been more than a month since the passing of Congressman Donald M. Payne (D-N.J.) and everyone is scrambling to see if anyone can fill his large shoes. Payne was affectionately known as “Mr. Africa,” and for good reason. The 12-term congressman from Newark was without a doubt the undisputable champion on Capitol Hill on […]