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...

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,...

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...

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...

Our Future is in Our Own Hands

Election year 2010 is so important for Maryland’s African-American families that it is essential we remain engaged, register to vote and vote in large numbers this November. Fortunately, here in Maryland, we hold the...

Ron Walters was a One-Man Civil Rights Movement

(NNPA) — Ronald Walters, the highly-respected political scientist who died last week of cancer at the age of 72, exemplified the true meaning of a public intellectual. To many, the term public intellectual regretfully...

Primary Colors

Four days before Maryland’s primary election on Sept. 14, Baltimore State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy was out at the corner of Auchentoroly Terrace and Gwynns Falls Parkway, near the main entrance of Druid Hill Park...

John H. Jackson…Big Challenges Require Big Solutions

(NNPA) - Several weeks ago the Schott Foundation released "Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education." The report revealed that the overall graduation rate (2007-2008) for...

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