Thursday, March 4, 2021

Student loan ‘solution’ not good enough

The United States Senate finally stepped up to ensure that student loan rates would not double. There have been weeks of back and forth, but...

Obama enters ‘the final kick’

Unashamedly, I am a fan of most sporting events.  I find competitive tests of strength and skill compelling. Most fans focus on events that hold...

Facing the assault on civil rights

The Trump administration has launched an unprecedented rollback of civil rights and voting rights. Those who care about building a more perfect union face...

Here’s why I am Sandra Bland

Had I ever met Sandra Bland, I am sure I would have liked her. She is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced...

Ending the payday lending debt trap

In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple digit interest rates has generated an...

Protecting our communities from hazardous air pollution

Hilton Kelley NNPA Guest Columnist Millions of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States live near the 143 oil refineries operating in 32 states across the...

Black parents must get in ‘the room’

SHAWNTA S. BARNES NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Back in May, I traveled to Chicago and saw “Hamilton: An American Musical,” about founding father Alexander Hamilton. During Act...

Winners, losers of 2013

Well, it’s that time of year once again for me to pick my biggest winners and losers for 2013.  Unlike most of the year...

Everyone’s hopping on the gay rights bandwagon

You can call it the “bandwagon effect,” or “political opportunism,” or, the “wake-up-call effect,” or, less cynically, an old American tradition. Whatever you call it,...

What’s wrong with the truth?

Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino gets high props for stepping up to tell some truth about the many murders of African-Americans at the hands...