The Great American Racial Abyss

The summer of 2010 will not only be remembered for record-beating heat but also record-baiting racism. It’s ironic that 18 months into the historic...

NUL Crosses The Century Marker

This year, the National Urban League is celebrating 100 years of existence. It's also celebrating a century of service. Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr....

William R. Roberts…Technology Can Keep Kids Learning Throughout the Summer

With summer vacation in full swing, thoughts of warm weather fun, sleeping in and spending time with friends tends to top most children’s to-do...

Elijah Cummings…A Question of Priorities

Americans want to work. We also believe that we should care for our neighbors who are out of work through no fault of their...

William P. Muhammad…Echoes of Dred Scott in the Oscar Grant Verdict

“It is difficult at this day to realize the state of public opinion in regard to that unfortunate race which prevailed in the civilized...

Julianne Malveaux…Who Should Really Be Drug Tested?

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has a proposal for the unemployed. He wants them drug tested before they can receive unemployment benefits. Hilarious! With unemployment...

Rev. Al Sharpton…Let Us Reclaim the Dream on Aug. 28 in D.C. March and...

(NNPA) — It was 1963. The nation was at a virtual boiling point. Despite marked gains in the civil rights struggle from integrating lunch...

Ezrah Aharone…The New “We the People”

July 4 marked 234 years of U.S. independence. And although America’s ongoing “melting pot experiment” is theoretically unbiased to Blacks, Latinos and Muslims, the...

George E. Curry…Two Lawyers’ Groups Have Reservations about Kagan

Although the NAACP and Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network have enthusiastically endorsed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, two key legal groups have so...

Elijah Cummings…The Time for Financial Reform is Now

I was honored when Speaker Nancy Pelosi named me as a House negotiator in our marathon effort to seek the Senate’s agreement on how...

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave Redux

I love music and football. And in many ways my love of both comes from the same place – high school band. Years ago, when...

Mona Eltahawy…Generation Mubarak/Generation Facebook

NEW YORK – When a young Egyptian died from what his family, activists and witnesses say was a savage police beating, many of his...