Let’s tow Mike Ditka and Charles Barkley into the 21st century

OMAR TYREE NNPA COLUMNIST In the middle of an American turmoil between the police force and African-American men, what I would like in 2014 is more...

Innocent Blacks and White cops – All lives are valuable

Rafael Ramos had been a school security guard before he joined the New York City Police Department two years ago. Ramos, 40, was married and...

Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition,...

Medical debt is confusing and often inaccurate

Anyone who has been to an emergency room, out-patient clinic or undergone a series of medical tests knows how it feels to receive confusing...

Janay Rice’s journey

OMAR TYREE NNPA COLUMNIST I wrote a sports column earlier about domestic violence, triggered by the NFL case of Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice...

Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula

One of the many questions that hover over President Obama’s historic breakthrough in ending the U.S. government’s half-century-long Cold War standoff with Cuba is...

This is why we march

“It’s just so overwhelming to see all who have come to stand with us. Look at the masses – Black, White, all races, all...

Time to reform the ‘thug’ image of hip-hop

One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice. First, because,...

Let’s have a real conversation about race

John A. Powell NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Thousands recently took to the streets in protest and outrage following a Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict a...

Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations...

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