Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Is there a problem with Black folks and the vaccine?

As I received my second coronavirus vaccine shot, the second day was interesting, because there was some pain, and my body was reacting to something...

We need actions, not careless words for Texas

Two points loom significant as I begin my thoughts for this week. First, my NCBW predecessor, Dr. C. Delores Tucker, would often remark that:...

Lessons about infrastructure we can learn from Texas

Kudos to AOC, Beto O’Rourke, Sheila Jackson Lee, among others who have stepped up to help. Texas is a tragedy, but it is also...

Lawful use of medical marijuana could raise issues for employees

Editor’s note: This commentary is provided by the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) of Florida A&M University.  Last November, the Marion County School...

Enduring the voter suppression and supremacy

As one would imagine, recent social and political events have created a considerable increase in the volume of broadcast and print media. As with...

When will workers get a break?

Now that the impeachment trial of the 45th president is over, perhaps our legislators can turn their attention to working people, or more accurately,...

Dealing with race and data discrimination in America

Today there is a welcomed breath of fresh political air in Washington, D.C., even amidst the unprecedented spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic throughout...

We must protect our democracy and hold extremism accountable

Nobody needs to tell Black Americans that progress toward an inclusive democracy is often met with brutal resistance. We’ve learned the hard way that...

Biden-Harris administration – let’s dance

The hallmark of “mother-wit’’ or many of the “old-folk sayings’’ is simplicity. The elders had the talent of using the simplest statements to express...

How National Urban League and NFL are working together

A Philadelphia woman whose careful journey to home ownership was almost derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. A Chicago man emerging from 18 years in...