Response to ‘WSJ’ article, ‘Black Colleges Need a New Mission’

If you start by tying together a bunch of surface observations – and deliberately ignore the causal factors lurking in the background – it's easy to come up with the conclusions Jason Riley spewed...

The Wall Street Journal is Wrong

Once again historically Black post-secondary institutions find themselves the target of an unwarranted and deceitful attack. This rhetoric marginalizes and mischaracterizes the vital role these public and private schools play to spur the growth...

Lisa Fritsch…Our Father, Who Aren’t in Washington

Conservatives argue that the liberal social programs of the 1960s destroyed the Black family as the notion of the Black man as the patriarch of his family took a beating. In just a few generations,...

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin…Hate Crimes against the Homeless

Last week, I chaired an important judiciary subcommittee hearing that I found extremely upsetting and troubling. It focused on the increasing number of violent attacks on individuals who are homeless, a population that is...

George Curry…A Long View of Bishop Eddie Long’s Troubles

(NNPA) – Not surprisingly, embattled Bishop Eddie Long turned to the Bible to defend himself against charges by four men who filed suit last week in which they charged that as teenagers, Long showered...

Elijah Cummings…A Time to Stand Up and Fight

Two years ago, we stood up and led as Americans of good conscience came together in an historic effort to elect Barack Obama as president of the United States. Now, once again, we must...

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 in need.  Yet, eight months after the quake, many of...

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 attorney. Frankly, it’s not Murphy’s “silence” that has been a...

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 and illness to one based on wellness and prevention. We...

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 elected leaders. We in the United States possess the greatest resources...

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 more than a million Black farm families. But, in Washington,...

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 a national rally for jobs, education and social justice at...

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