Peter Franchot … Tax Deadline’s Approach is No Reason to Panic

Every year around this time, fear and panic begin to set in across the state for thousands of Marylanders, who realize that the tax...

Rev. Jesse Jackson … Health Care is a Fundamental Right: No Repeal and Replace

“Repeal and replace” has become the battle cry of Sarah Palin and the bulk of Republican Senators after the passage of comprehensive health care...

Marc Morial … College Basketball Graduation Rates: Keep the Madness, End the Insanity

Colleges prepare all year for the lucrative chance to send a team to the basketball championship tournament commonly known as "March Madness."  But, when...

Mona Eltahawy, Stephanie Street…Is France Right to Ban Wearing the Burka in Public?

As a Muslim woman and as a feminist, I support banning the face veil, everywhere and not just in France where they are to...

Raynard Jackson…A Liberal Solution to Black Unemployment

Every time I try to give radical, Black liberals the benefit of the doubt when it comes to doing what’s in the best interest...

Valencia Mohammed…D.C. VotersThink for Yourselves

For several decades, Washingtonians have been steered to select certain candidates for elected office based on the opinions of editors and reporters of daily...

Richard Rowe…What Are We Waiting For?

Black community, it’s time for some tough decision making. It’s time for an up or down vote to decide the best way to conceptualize,...

William Reed…Broadband Access Needed For African Americans’ Advancement

More Black Americans need to get “the hook-up.” More of us have to get with the “modernized infrastructure” priorities President Obama classifies as “a...

Julianne Malveaux…Racism is a Pre-Existing Condition

(NNPA) - When the House of Representatives passed health care reform, they made history. Never mind that the victory was a narrow 219-212, with...

Marc Morial…The State of Black America 2010: Responding to the Jobs Crisis

(NNPA) – This week, the National Urban League released the 34th edition of the State of Black America, our annual assessment of the economic...

Mona Eltahawy…Tea with Omar Sharif

When I read that Egypt’s Journalist Union had punished two senior Egyptian editors – one a member of the country’s ruling party and the...

Marc Morial…Jobs Bill Good Politics, Bad Policy

There's an old saying: "Don't bring a slingshot to a gunfight." But that's just what the Congress appears to be doing with its timid...