Stop Political Lions from Attacking Our Children: Join the Rescue Posse

One of the most–watched videos on YouTube a few years ago showed the struggle of a water buffalo family and herd to save a child. It's called the Battle at Kruger Park. It begins...

Standing Up for our Public Servants

Labor Day always has a special meaning for my family and me. As a child, my father’s union card was our passport to a better life. Our experience reflects that of America’s working families everywhere...

All God’s Children

WASHINGTON-In an often expressed dream for a better America, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called upon Americans to honor “all God’s children” and their rights to equality and justice. His powerful voice and leadership...

Labor Day 2011: Getting Americans Back to Work

Labor Day is approaching and families will be returning from vacation, kids will be going back to school and those who have jobs will be resuming their regular work week schedule. This summer has...

Jay-Z and Kanye West: Hip-Hop Empowerment

This is a well-deserved salute to two global icons of hip-hop culture, two successful Black men who transcend race and social division and have attained the pinnacle of worldwide impact with their artistic genius...

Three Stories You Won’t Read this MLK Weekend

In the hoopla surrounding Sunday’s dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue on the National Mall in Washington, Harry E. Johnson Sr., the visionary and fundraising engine behind the project, will finally...

A Dream Both Realized and Deferred

If one were to look up “tenacity” in a dictionary, one might well simply search for logo of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, or a photograph of the MLK Memorial Foundation’s Executive Director Harry Johnson...

Getting Children Ready For School

From new backpacks to sharp pencils, parents across the country are doing their best to cross the items off their children’s back-to-school checklists. They want to be sure that when the first day of...

Please Britain, Don’t Let Mubarak Inspire Your Response to Unrest

Water cannon? Calling in the army? Shutting down or disrupting mobile phone messaging services and social networks in times of civil disorder? Oh the irony of ironies. Six months after my country's dictator, Hosni Mubarak, stepped...

Our Fight to Breathe

The federal elections next year will determine more than the course of future federal spending. The quality of the very air that we breathe is at stake. Throughout my life, I have suffered from asthma....

Be Strong. Stand Tall. The Battle’s Just Beginning

If you thought this fight to raise the debt ceiling was tough, you haven’t seen anything yet. Let’s just say the battle lines have been drawn for the 2012 presidential election. If you really...

Democrats Need a Hot Chocolate Party

(NNPA) — It is becoming increasingly clear that President Obama and Democrats need pressure from within the party to force them to stand their ground against the Tea Party insurrection in Congress. As was...

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