A safe harbor for the homeless

Five-year-old Kamari and his 3-year-old brother, Shamarr, clown around in the dining room of the YWCA Family Center in Columbus, Ohio. They and their...

The time is right for reparations

The issue of reparations for African people in general and in particular for more than 45 million Black Americans is an issue that began...

Moving from words to action

I often quote famous Black people, as I am sure most of us do.  We refer to their writings and their speeches, citing their...

Political posturing on student loan rates

With federal college loan interest rates set to double on July 1, President Obama and some members of Congress are clashing over how best...

Every Republican in Congress fails Blacks

The new “NAACP Report Card” for the first session of the 112th Congress is out. The NAACP graded members of Congress on votes taken on...

Let’s talk about the ‘war for women’

We have been hearing a lot about the “war against women (Republicans) and the “war with women” (Secret Service), but I want to talk...

Disappearing interest in the Philippines

I received the call on a beautiful Sunday morning from a good friend.  What I expected to be a normal call turned into something...

The Affordable Health Care Act

DR. ELSIE SCOTT TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM On March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments about the constitutionality of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act...

Congress wants to cut what works

Despite urgent pleas from a broad spectrum of faith leaders and advocates for the poor, the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee voted to protect...

Black women don’t have the luxury of staying home

When Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life,” Romney behaved as if she had just...

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