Time to shut down sham election commission

It was clear from the moment it was announced that the federal “Election Integrity Commission” was nothing more than a vehicle for voter suppression....

Is there any decency left?

During the 2016 campaign, our 45th president once promised that he would be “so presidential that it will be boring.” If only. Instead, he has...

Give us the ballot – Restore the Voting Rights Act

Voting is not a privilege. It is a fundamental, constitutionally ratified right afforded to all eligible citizens. The right to elect your federal, state and...

The Obamas are gone, but not forgotten

The only time I can remember time moving as slowly as it has during the past six months was when I was eight and...

Jay-Z’s gesture brings focus to prisons, poverty

Hip-hop legend Jay-Z celebrated Father’s Day by allowing incarcerated fathers to spend the day with their families. Pick any day of the week in America...

Health care in the dark

My grandmother and (yours too, probably) used to say that things done in the dark would eventually come to light. There is way too...

It’s ‘open season’ on Black people

I have friends in all walks of life. Some practice old-school lifestyle avocations. I communicate with them as often as possible. Sometimes their perspectives...

America’s prison-to profit pipeline must be stopped

There is the adage that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and I fear it is the adage that may define the ways too many...

Trump administration plays ‘night games’


I’ve always heard that, “What goes on in the dark comes out in the light.” That statement is indicative of the faith that our...

Making the case for investing in HBCUs

RUSHERN BAKER NNPA GUEST COMMENTARY UNCF’s iconic “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste” advertising campaign remains the gold standard for shining light on the...

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