Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education plan falls short

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sincerely wants to do something to improve Chicago schools. I have no doubt of that. Unfortunately, his proposal – called...

America needs and wants comprehensive infrastructure investment

Earlier this month, the voters of Kansas City, Mo., handily approved three ballot questions that will allow the city to borrow and invest $800...

HBCUs are worth more than a photo op

ANDREW HAIRSTON, ESQ. TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE I love Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). I’m biased, as I’m a graduate of Howard University. My...

Texas ID law struck down a fifth time

Last week, a federal court dealt a blow to Texas’ efforts to disenfranchise voters of color. Texas’ draconian 2011 voter identification law has been...

A reversal of fortune

Does it hurt more to have a disappointment occur without expectation, or to be able to anticipate a disappointment and see it materialize? When...

Earl McCrary will always be remembered

VICKIE J. PRESLEY READER COMMENTARY Many in our community recently had an opportunity to pay homage to Mr. Earl C. McCrary, II, former principal of Campbell...

The March unemployment report is mixed news

Our 45th  president has had no trouble claiming the good employment news reported for January and February of this year. In those jobs reports,...

Yes, we’re with them!


Word origins can shed light on the experiences of a people and explain much of what they’ve endured. Many older African-Americans explain the origin of...

Roger Wilkins’ life story is the story of civil rights

For Roger Wood Wilkins, the civil rights movement was the family business. When Wilkins was born in 1932 in segregated Kansas City, Mo., his uncle...

Labor nominee is bad news in a slick package

By the time you read this, Alexander Acosta, the president’s nominee for secretary of labor, is likely to have been confirmed by the full...

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