Justified rage in Ferguson

WALTER FIELDS NNPA COLUMNIST At this moment I don’t need my president to tell me to respect the decision of a tainted grand jury. And the...

Nobody knows the trouble we’ve seen

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Nobody knows my sorrow Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Glory hallelujah! Those are the opening lyrics to “Nobody Knows the Trouble...

The two minds of Obama

President Obama was right on the money in announcing his executive order on immigration. Contrary to the assertion of Republican demagogues, this is not...

Same old problem, same old response

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE NNPA COLUMNIST In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in...

Marching to freedom on a treadmill

Here’s a sobering statement from Economic Policy Institute (EPI): “Fifty years ago (2013), the unemployment rate was 5% for Whites and 10.9% for Blacks....

Recycling failed education policies

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected...

Blacks still devastated by HIV/AIDS

As we prepare to commemorate World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1, this is a good time to look at how the epidemic continues...

Friends desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

“Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble...

Midterm election lies and consequences

One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that...

Lynch deserves swift confirmation

African-American women were excited about President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States. Since she...

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