Rev. S. Todd Yeary, Ph.D…A Tragic Indifference

Once again, the United States Congress has failed to correct the government’s modern institutional injustice against Black farmers. After years of racist neglect of...

Arlene Holt Baker…Save Our Homes Fight Foreclosures in D.C.

For many Americans, protecting your home just gets harder and harder. Just ask Gloria. After trying to refinance her home in 2004, she and...

Deborah Mathis…Idea to Repeal 14th Amendment Sick, Desperate

Sociologists and historians would remind us that it is the kind of thing to be expected when the country is in social upheaval and...

Ron Walters…Blacks Split With Obama Over Education Reform

(NNPA) — At the recent National Urban League convention, President Obama’s speech took aim at criticisms launched by the Black civil rights community over...

Life is a ‘Pre-existing Condition’

Last March, President Obama invited me to join him at the White House as he signed our Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R....

Sen. Benjamin Cardin…Congress Acts to Protect ‘Main Street’ from Wall Street

Congress recently passed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, legislation that will protect consumers, investors and taxpayers by ensuring the financial services...

Adrienne Washington…Reclaiming Civility

Sneers, jeers, and outright outrageous shouting. That is the ugly tenor that mars most political forums during this critical mayoral campaign. It seems that...

Carl Eeman…Of Cowards and Class

OK, let’s see: The White House. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack. The media in general. Andrew Breitbart. Benjamin Jealous. The NAACP. Fox News. All of...

Debbie Hines…Race Conversation is Necessary

What do the Tea party, NAACP, New Black Panther party, Shirley Sherrod and Attorney General Eric Holder have in common? They all teach us...

William R. Roberts…Technology Can Keep Kids Learning Throughout the Summer

With summer vacation in full swing, thoughts of warm weather fun, sleeping in and spending time with friends tends to top most children’s to-do...

Elijah Cummings…A Question of Priorities

Americans want to work. We also believe that we should care for our neighbors who are out of work through no fault of their...

William P. Muhammad…Echoes of Dred Scott in the Oscar Grant Verdict

“It is difficult at this day to realize the state of public opinion in regard to that unfortunate race which prevailed in the civilized...