Julianne Malveaux…Five Years After the Levees Broke

(NNPA) - On Aug. 29, we will commemorate five years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, broke its levees and drowned the city in...

Celebrating 90 Years of Women Voting

When my great-grandmother arrived in Baltimore from Poland, she was 16 years old, here to marry a man she’d never met. She had no...

Bealefeld and Jessamy

The people of Baltimore depend on the mayor, police commissioner and state's attorney to work together to increase the safety of the city. By...

Support the NAACP

Back in March, I delivered a speech to an NAACP Freedom Fund banquet in my home state of Georgia. I drew on my personal...

Chris Jack Hill…Mass Incarceration for Troubled Black Youth

After Davon was arrested at the tender age of 16, he was charged with murder. His slinky arms and slender frame fit perfectly in...

Elijah Cummings…Standing up for America’s Priorities

Americans are recovering from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, and I am confident we will succeed. However, we also must consider...

Rawle Andrews Jr….Social Security Anniversary

This month we mark the diamond anniversary of a national treasure – Social Security, signed into law on Aug. 14, 1935. It’s a time...

Susan Barnes…The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did On Computer

I just upgraded to Windows 7, and the way I did it was the dumbest thing I've ever done to this computer. What saved...

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...