Market for Disrespect

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has one hell of a nerve. In an image that has gone viral, she put her finger in President Obama’s face, apparently lecturing him about something or other, making her...

We Create the ‘History’ Our Children Will Remember

This month, as America celebrates African Americans who most influenced our nation’s history, it is worth remembering that our “history” as a people has a very personal aspect. For the young people of our...

Red Tails and Black Justice: Thurgood Marshall’s Battle against Tuskegee

With the release of “Red Tails,” the nation’s attention has focused once again on the courageous African American pilots of World War II who battled German aces while enduring countless racial indignities in the...

Education for All Can Conquer Poverty

As we observe Martin Luther King Day, one in three children in the nation’s capital lives in poverty, according to U.S. Census figures—up from about one in four two years ago. This makes the...

Upholding Voting Rights in the Memory of Dr. King

This year, on the day our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I proudly stood alongside NAACP State Conference presidents on the steps of the capitol building in Columbia, S.C. for the annual...

We Still Are Marching

This month, as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we also should be asking ourselves this question: “What message does Dr. King’s legacy have for the leaders of our time?” I...

Maryland’s Historically Black Universities: Racial Underperformance is not Racial Inferiority

For more than 20 years the University System of Maryland (USM) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) have treated the underperformance of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as near normal. During...

African Americans Lose, White Others Gain

The unemployment rate is falling for the third month in a row, and in December about 200,000 private sector jobs were created. The monthly unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that...

The Race is On

The race for the United States presidency is on. As of Jan. 4, the results of the Republican presidential primary are in. The Iowa Caucus has concluded and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney edged...

America Decides: 2012

Each morning, when I watch the neighborhood children on their way to school, I am re-inspired to do everything within my power to keep our nation’s promise to them. “Develop your talents and work...

George E. Curry…Remembering Ron Walters at Christmas

Around this time every year, shortly before I leave to visit my mother in Augusta, Ga. for Christmas, I attend a party at the home of Pat and Ron Walters in Silver Spring, Md....

Julianne Malveaux…Robert Champion: Drum Major for Change

Most parents of college students look forward to December, when their students come home for the holidays. Some are so excited to see their offspring home that they actually come to their colleges to...

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