Opinion

We must be at our best when things get bad

We must be at our best when things get bad

| February 7, 2017

By Hank Sanders (Alabama State Senator) I desperately called on my dear mother. Across the chasm of her death nearly 20 years ago, she reminded me of what she said to me and to her many children nearly 60 years ago. I felt her spirit moving within me. I was strengthened. Now, I can go […]

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To Be Equal: Envisioning beginning of the end of the end of the AIDS epidemic

To Be Equal: Envisioning beginning of the end of the end of the AIDS epidemic

| February 7, 2017

By Marc H. Morial (President and CEO, National Urban League) “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past eight years. Here and around the world, over 18 million people are receiving the treatment and care they need—millions of infections have been prevented. What once seemed like an impossible dream, the dream of […]

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As for-profit college enrollment climbs, blacks graduate with more debt

As for-profit college enrollment climbs, blacks graduate with more debt

| February 6, 2017

Borrowers face more $125 million in unnecessary interest charges By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With 44 million consumers owing about $1.4 trillion in student loans, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that student loan servicing and debt collection together will boost borrower costs even higher over the next two years. […]

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Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

Will white workers accept Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks?

| February 6, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Donald Trump was running for president, he specifically targeted the “white working class,” telling them that he’d prevent their jobs from leaving the country, that he’d bring back manufacturing jobs, and that he’d revive the oil and steel industries. He hasn’t taken office yet, but he has already […]

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Blackonomics: Black folks need to stop drinking the ‘Fool-Aid’

Blackonomics: Black folks need to stop drinking the ‘Fool-Aid’

| February 6, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) “Negroes… sometimes choose their own leaders but unfortunately they are too often the wrong kind. Negroes do not readily follow persons with constructive programs. Almost any sort of exciting appeal or trivial matter presented to them may receive immediate attention… and liberal support.”—Carter G. Woodson The term “Drinking the […]

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Why are so many of us hiding behind our smartphones

Why are so many of us hiding behind our smartphones

| February 5, 2017

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) It hit me the other day that there is a new protocol involved in walking down the street. I never really thought of it before, but I suddenly realized that people who text while walking expect that those of us not texting while walking will simply get out […]

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Blackonomics: It’s time to give our money marching orders

Blackonomics: It’s time to give our money marching orders

| February 4, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In April 2005, I wrote an article titled, “Billion Dollar March,” at the behest of “The Ice Supreme Man” Ashiki Taylor in Atlanta. The article was in reference to our penchant for marching when we are upset, and then going home to sit down and wait for another crisis. […]

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Moral of the story: Make sure you have a passport

Moral of the story: Make sure you have a passport

| February 3, 2017

By Eric D. Hackley On a rainy Monday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2016, I began my history tour to Ontario, Canada that enlightened me beyond my wildest imagination. From the time I left Fort Wayne to the precise time I made it to the U.S. side of the border, it rained continuously. When I entered the […]

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Fox &  Friends co-hosts apparently writing new version of Bible

Fox & Friends co-hosts apparently writing new version of Bible

| February 2, 2017

Some folks are racing to serve the devil   A Frost Illustrated Commentary “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the […]

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No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

No, Americans are not exceptional, we’re just average

| February 2, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In the United States of America, we love to bask in the glory of our “exceptionalism.” We are great; we are wonderful; we dominate the world. Scholars who study “us” say that our exceptionalism is rooted in the fact that we have offered leadership in international affairs. We have […]

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