On the Scandal Sheets

2010 saw its share of hot messes stemming from the perennial swamp of Congress to the pulpit. Many were surprised when longtime legislator , D-N.Y.,...

Thanks for the Memories

From entertainers to business moguls and models, the world lost a number of standout figures in 2010. News of their deaths sent shockwaves throughout...

Making a Difference for Marylanders

The 111th Congress, which just concluded, began two years ago with an aggressive agenda complicated by an ailing economy that would throw a great...

To Be Equal #50

As we close out the year, this is a good time to take a look back at some of the big events of 2010...

Georgia Prisoners Starting a Nonviolent Movement

Twelve days ago a group of men located in different cities around Georgia began a massive, coordinated, peaceful protest in support of justice and...

Pigford Passed, Now What?

As the nation celebrates the long awaited approval of funds to settle Pigford II, we have to stop and ask, what happens next? Does...

A ‘Used Up’ Michael Steele to Seek Second Term as GOP Leader

(NNPA) – Although the Republican Party appears to have gotten as much use as they wanted out of Michael Steele, the embattled chairman of...

We Owe Mr. Perry a Trip over the Rainbow

Tyler Perry's movie For Colored Girls, based on Ntozake Shange's Tony Award-winning Broadway play, was lambasted by movie reviewers across the country. Critics called...

Why I Choose Not to be Color-blind

Americans are today encouraged to be color-blind. The gist is that all, regardless of race, should enjoy the same opportunities and privileges. I completely...

Barry’s Race-Baiting

Much more interesting than Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander’s bill that would impose a five-year time limit on the receipt of public assistance for...

Elijah Cummings…Protecting Our Homes

In the midst of our holiday season, we must not lose sight of the harsh reality that far too many of our neighbors continue...

Armstrong Williams…Charlie Rangel should leave Congress on His Own Terms

‘Tis the holiday season – a time to reflect on all that we have been blessed with here in America. And with those blessings,...