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The budget is not fair, Mr. Chair

The budget is not fair, Mr. Chair

“The budget is not fair, Mr. Chair, if 69 percent of the cuts come from programs for low-income children and families and we are giving extra tax cuts to the wealthiest among us…. If we can afford to give new tax extenders to wealthy corporations and people, we can afford to expand Head Start for […]

A ‘Sterling’ example  of our confusion

A ‘Sterling’ example of our confusion

RON BUSBY, SR. NNPA COLUMNIST Let me get my disclaimer out of the way first. The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) is a business organization. Our sole purpose is to improve the lives of Black people by actively working to change the market environment. We advocate for improvements in capital access, increased opportunity and the […]

Racist NBA owner fouled out

Racist NBA owner fouled out

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants to spend several days “investigating” the clearly racist remarks of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. There’s no need to waste a scintilla of another second on this foul-mouth bigot. Escort him to the closest exit and say good bye – for good. Record fines or a long suspension won’t […]

Howard University made right call in honoring P. Diddy

Howard University made right call in honoring P. Diddy

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had a long tradition of pursuing and encouraging excellence.  Howard University in Washington, D.C. is considered by many to be the flagship of HBCUs. It one of the leading institutions of higher education in United States with a global brand of high achievement and historic contributions to the […]

Snitches get stitches

Snitches get stitches

The saying that has been inculcated in the minds and lives of Blacks across this nation, “Snitches Get Stitches” came to mind as I watched a YouTube video with Yvette Carnell and Paschal Robert discussing Al Sharpton’s role as a New York mob snitch. Ever since the latest, albeit, not really new revelations about Sharpton […]

Rancher Cliven Bundy and ‘The Negro’

Rancher Cliven Bundy and ‘The Negro’

As is typical of blowhards, Cliven Bundy, the conservative movement’s most recently defrocked hero/criminal, opened his mouth once too often. In doing so, the Nevada rancher revealed who he really is behind all the Stars-and-Stripes flag-waving and man-of-the-West rhetoric. The man who has grazed his cattle on federal land for more than two decades but […]

Paltry number of SBA loans to Black businesses

Paltry number of SBA loans to Black businesses

RON BUSBY, SR. NNPA COLUMNIST A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) story detailed the inability of Black-owned businesses to be approved for SBA-backed loans made through America’s most prolific small business lenders. And while it was satisfying – in a weird kind of way – to have confirmed what Black business owners have known for […]

Amnesty for illegals can’t be defended

Amnesty for illegals can’t be defended

I am totally perplexed by Republicans who advocate amnesty for those who entered the U.S. illegally. We Republicans are supposed to be the party of law and order, a party that stands on clearly defined principles. Let’s cut through the pompous rhetoric: The issue of amnesty is only about cheap labor.  All the other arguments […]

P&G patent litigation harms consumers

P&G patent litigation harms consumers

Procter & Gamble enjoys a long, proud history as a major Cincinnati employer. Its history goes back more than 175 years. My first corporate job was with this magnificent company. Its main strengths are research/development and marketing. That’s why it’s all the more disappointing to see P&G take the low road of dubious patent litigation […]

Making strides for preschool

Making strides for preschool

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year. Although Mayor de Blasio’s tax proposal was not approved by the state legislature or supported by New York Gov. […]