Notes on Getting out of the Partisan Trap

A pitched debate in Black political and academic circles about President Barack Obama’s commitment to fighting for a Black Agenda has broken into the mainstream media with a bang. The Washington Post, MSNBC, 60...

A Letter from Michelle Obama: Meet Alex

As families around the country get together to celebrate fathers today, I'm thinking about dads like Alex. Alex is the father of two boys and two girls, ages six to 13. During the week, he...

‘Virginity Tests’ Will Spark Egypt’s Next Revolution

There's a thin line between sex and politics, and it is nonsense to keep repeating the mantra that Egypt's revolution "wasn't about gender." What revolution worth its salt can be fuelled by demands of...

The Argument Against Double Standards in Education

New York City has become the latest battleground in the national fight for education equality. In some schools, hallways serve as a stark dividing line. Classrooms with peeling paint and insufficient resources sit on one...

Honest Criticism is not Betrayal; It’s Democratic

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - A very troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African-American community. There’s a concerted effort by some within the community to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well...

Irish and African Americans changed US history

"As diverse cultures, we struggled as migrants. That struggle led us both to the White House," writes MARTIN O'MALLEY AS BARACK Obama visits Ireland for the first time as president, I am reminded of a...

Venezuela’s African Roots

In Black in Latin America, a four-part series that recently aired on PBS, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovered a side of the region that has long been known but for just as...

Is America Still a Serious Nation?

When our evolving democratic system became so skewed that financial capital multiplied under control of miniscule elements in America that were sufficiently powerful to corrupt our political system, wars could and have been waged...

Un-“Common” Thoughts

Recently, Michelle Obama hosted an “Evening of Poetry” at the White House.  She invited an eclectic group of poets to recite their poetry.  But, Fox News and right wing radio has singled out one...

Trump Employing ‘Birther’ Issue as a Weapon of Mass Distraction

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln A...

Why Do Blacks Care about the Royal Wedding?

African Americans seek committed relationships and marriage just as much as any other ethnic group. They, too, long for the pomp and circumstance that the world will witness April 29, when England’s Prince William weds his bride...

Child Watch: Children’s Health on the Chopping Block

(NNPA) — Like many parents, California mother Anne-Marie Skinner knows “accidents happen.”  Her active, athletic teenagers - Constance and Lucas - are both involved in a number of extracurricular activities, and both have unfortunately...

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