Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Social Security saves 30 percent of retired Blacks from poverty

Although many Americans are living longer, a new public policy analysis reveals that a disproportionate number of older people are also living in poverty...

It’s time to raise the minimum wage

The first federal minimum wage of 25 cents an hour was established in 1938. Since then, it has been raised 22 times. It’s time...

A world beyond our own

President Obama says he is going to take ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) out. I wonder how many of us have been...

Should African-Americans endorse Whites over Blacks?

Two prominent Black Maryland officials – Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III – have endorsed Congressman...

What you drive matters for employment, empowerment

GLENDA GILL NNPA COLUMNIST Ever since Henry Ford declared he’d pay $5 a day to workers in his factories, African-Americans have had a love affair with...

The will of the people is denied

As I write this opinion, Hillary Clinton’s vote total leads Donald Trump by over 2 million votes! These popular votes reflect the will of individual...

Trump playing ‘dodgeball’ with federal agencies

There are few Americans over the age of 10 who have not seen or participated in a game of “dodgeball.” For those of my era,...

Trump administration charts a course to criminal injustice  

Dear Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the 20th century called. It wants its failed, heavy-handed criminal justice policies back. In a throwback to the George W....

Trump trains his sights on affirmative action

Campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump argued that Blacks and other people of color should vote for him. Given their current conditions, he argued,...

Tax ‘deform’ for corporations and the wealthy

Desperate for a policy win, Republicans have proposed “tax reform,” which is really an attempt to reward their base at the expense of the...