Black to the future

I was recently in South Africa for a conference. While there, I had two interesting experiences that raised the complications and politics of race. In...

Our children deserve better

Every generation believes their children deserve to be better off than they were. Brown v. Board of Education built a launching pad for education in...

The real ‘first Black president’

“Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president...

Occupation of Palestine compared to South African apartheid

  BILL FLETCHER AND ANGELA M. GILLIAM NNPA COLUMNISTS We, as African-Americans, simply could not remain silent when word broke of the Israeli bombings of Gaza. Along...

Republicans should focus on Blacks, not Hispanics

I am constantly amazed by the lack of any meaningful, insightful post-election analysis on the various media outlets (radio, TV, newspapers). You would think...

Living on $35 worth of food stamps only hype

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker, following the example of Phoenix, Arizona Mayor Greg Stanton, is accepting a challenge to live on a $35...

Payday loans, overdraft fees are predatory products

More than 37 million American households were either unbanked or under-banked in 2011, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...

‘Playing the numbers’ hurts the poor

I remember when I was about 7 or 8 years of age, the two elderly ladies who lived downstairs from my family would give...

’Tis the season to be careful

Okay, I’ll admit it. I am truly the Grinch who wanted to steal Christmas. It takes me until about Dec. 23 to get in the...

Reforming the GED exam may help unemployed

WADE HENDERSON NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST As our economy steadily improves and we look ahead to the next four years, it’s time to turn our attention to...

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