Friday, April 23, 2021

What happened to our audacity?

Forty years ago this month, 10,000 African-Americans throng-ed to Gary, Ind. for the first national Black political convention. They gathered to develop a Black...

Time to end ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax policies

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, members of Congress voted to...

Afro-American Caribbean organization hosts festival

Each February, hundreds of visitors attend the Black Heritage Festival, created 32 years ago by the Afro-American Caribbean Heritage Organization (AACHO). They’ve curated the itinerary,...

Hip-Hop artists miss a beat by avoiding D.C. march

JINEEA BUTLER NNPA COLUMNIST Beginning this weekend, there will be two celebrations of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – one on Saturday,...

A knockout punch for Zimmerman

Had he not massacred Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman would be an average White man holding down a mediocre job, living under the radar, and...

The face of economic recovery

From its June 18-19 meeting, the Federal Reserve is hedging its bets. It says the US economy is on the mend, but more slowly...

US trails more than 100 countries in voter turnout

Lost in the frenzy to erect barriers to voting, including reducing the hours available for early voting and imposing strict voter ID requirements, is...

Progressive candidates ignore race matters

From everything I read – I like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Her progressive ideas are just what we need while Hilary Clinton is straddling...

Better pay comes when we demand it

Los Angeles just voted to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. The nation’s second-biggest city joins Seattle, San Francisco and...

Black and Latinos working together

We are now in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, across the United States. During this year’s observance of...