Remembering The “Father of African-American History”

The building that houses my public charter high school on Minnesota Avenue in Northeast D.C. is named for the man who launched what we celebrate today as Black History Month. In 1926, Carter G....

Caring for the Nurses who Care for Us

Any who doubt Baltimore’s students and their potential for success in the demanding health care fields should have a conversation with Dr. Marcella Copes, dean of Nursing at Coppin State University. My colleagues on the...

Only in Black America

Last year I wrote a column about how President Obama totally disrespected Black America (during Black History Month of all times) and there was no outcry from within our community. Now, you have the...

Marc H. Morial…Don’t Mess With the 14th Amendment

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce...

Judge Greg Mathis…Mathis’ Mind: Save Ex-Inmate Programs

(NNPA) – One of the first places state and federal governments look to make cutbacks in an attempt to balance their ballooning budgets is in the penal system. As a result, ex-offender re-entry programs...

Armstrong Williams…Let My People Go!

Egypt looms largely in the Christian psyche. Many Christians, in their heart of hearts, associate Egypt today with the Egypt of Biblical times: a bastion of corruption, idolatry, and enslavement of Israel, God’s chosen...

Kevin Fenton…New Hope and Renewed Action in the Fight Against HIV

On this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, we are reminded of the devastating toll HIV continues to take among African Americans, affecting nearly every corner of Black communities. Today, as we reflect...

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr…2012 Hip-Hop Vote: Determining the Future of America

(NNPA) — In less than 10 months from now the final countdown to the next national elections in the United States will be begin. The future of America and to a large extent the future...

A. Rahman Ford…Why We should Care about Autologous Stem Cell Therapy

President Obama’s March 9, 2009, signing of an executive order removing barriers to embryonic stem cell research was momentous not only for the scientific community, which had previously operated under onerous restrictions, but also...

We’ve Waited For This Revolution For Years. Other Despots Should Quail

My birth at the end of July 1967 makes me a child of the naksa, or setback, as the Arab defeat during the June 1967 war with Israel is euphemistically known in Arabic. My...

The Great Emancipators

The Emancipation Proclamation made it legal for African Americans to free themselves by helping to save the Union in the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln wrote that his Proclamation was “warranted by the Constitution...

“Held Captive”: Child Poverty in America

My father told me I could do and be anything I wanted to be, if I dreamed and worked hard enough for it. I took these words to heart, despite growing up in the...

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