A Vision of Dignified Work for African Peoples 

By Rev. Angelique Walker-Smith Juneteenth, celebrated last month, is known as Independence Day for many people of African descent who are children of enslaved African peoples. It commemorates the day when many formerly enslaved African peoples...

Criminal System Against Black Boys

By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow Growing up in America can be a very risky business for Black males. Too many—perhaps a majority—of young Black males get mentally “scarred” from a court system that...

White Supremacy is an Ever Present Danger

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead In 1642, 312 years before the beginning of the modern Civil Rights era, the first documented Black protest happened in this country. Eleven enslaved men and women petitioned for and won...

Preparing for the Coming of 5G in D.C.

By WI Editorial Staff Life as we know it is about to change in less than a nanosecond when 5G comes to neighborhoods in D.C. and across the U.S., and for some, it may be...

OP-ED: On Juneteenth We Must Remember Our Fight For Freedom Continues

By Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CE On June 19, 1865, Texan slaves found out they were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, two and a half years after it was issued by President Abraham Lincoln....

COMMENTARY: JAXJAZZ, JAXJAZZ, JAXJAZZ

By Miles Jaye, Staff Writer, Texas Metro News NNPA NEWSWIRE — “When I hear jazz festivals I think of great singers like Ella, Eckstein, Sarah, Nat and Natalie Cole, and Nancy Wilson. As much as...

Women Making History

By Congressman Elijah Cummings As a people, we quite properly celebrate our past, the anniversaries of those moments in our history when Americans of conscience moved us closer to fulfilling our national ideals. In May...

In Defense of the Constant Struggles of Black Men

By Dr. Dennis Walter Smith Sr., D.C. The deep psychological anguish endured by Black men, from the time of slavery, will forever be the mental shackles that holds us in bondage and the social marquee...

Don’t All Deserve to be Welcomed and Fed?

By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and...

Honoring Fathers

By Kevin Daniels As we approach Father’s Day, I had the chance to attend the Can We Talk Conference: The State of Mental Health in the Black Community in Washington D.C., sponsored by the Boris...

Valuing Teaching as a Profession

By Sen. Cory McCray As a father of four young children, one of my top three priorities as a legislator is strengthening the quality of education in our State. During my time in the legislature,...

Outline of a National Policy of Restitution

By Roger House The black American demand for reparations over slavery and segregation has gained attention in political circles recently. It comes at a timely moment in our national story: this year marks the 400th...
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