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...

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...

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...

Ron Walters was a One-Man Civil Rights Movement

(NNPA) — Ronald Walters, the highly-respected political scientist who died last week of cancer at the age of 72, exemplified the true meaning of...

Primary Colors

Four days before Maryland’s primary election on Sept. 14, Baltimore State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy was out at the corner of Auchentoroly Terrace and Gwynns...

Mona Eltahawy…America, a Mosque and Me

When the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, I was living in Seattle, on the other...

Heber Brown…Public School System Failing Black Community. When is enough enough?

Last week, the Schott Foundation released a startling report, which revealed that nearly 50 percent of African-American males in the nation’s public schools in...

John H. Jackson…Big Challenges Require Big Solutions

(NNPA) - Several weeks ago the Schott Foundation released "Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education."...