Response to ‘WSJ’ article, ‘Black Colleges Need a New Mission’

If you start by tying together a bunch of surface observations – and deliberately ignore the causal factors lurking in the background – it's...

Lisa Fritsch…Our Father, Who Aren’t in Washington

Conservatives argue that the liberal social programs of the 1960s destroyed the Black family as the notion of the Black man as the patriarch...

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin…Hate Crimes against the Homeless

Last week, I chaired an important judiciary subcommittee hearing that I found extremely upsetting and troubling. It focused on the increasing number of violent...

George Curry…A Long View of Bishop Eddie Long’s Troubles

(NNPA) – Not surprisingly, embattled Bishop Eddie Long turned to the Bible to defend himself against charges by four men who filed suit last...

Elijah Cummings…A Time to Stand Up and Fight

Two years ago, we stood up and led as Americans of good conscience came together in an historic effort to elect Barack Obama as...

An Open Letter on Poverty to America’s Local, State and National, Leaders

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The US Census Bureau's recent report on poverty in the United States is a clarion call to our nation and our...

Justice Now For Black Farmers

Most African Americans in America are not more than a few generations removed from the farm. At the turn of the century there were...

Haiti: Accounting for the Money

(NNPA) — President Obama showed positive leadership after the catastrophe in Haiti by pledging the resources of the United States government to our neighbor...

Billy Murphy…Race and the New States Attorney

I want to share a couple of thoughts surrounding Billy Murphy’s recent remarks published in the Sun regarding incumbent Pat Jessamy’s candidacy for state’s...

Some Affordable Health Care Benefits Effective in September

We need to change the way we think about health in this country, I want us to move from a system based on disease...

Oct. 2 One Nation Rally: Demand the Change We Voted For

On Oct. 2, the National Urban League will join a coalition of more than 150 progressive organizations and tens of thousands of Americans at...

Our Future is in Our Own Hands

Election year 2010 is so important for Maryland’s African-American families that it is essential we remain engaged, register to vote and vote in large...