Commentary

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 national broadband plan” and “new healthcare information technology.” These industries are bellwethers for America’s long-term...

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 31 Democrats deserting their party on this vote. Never mind that not a single Republican...

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 and social progress, or lack thereof, within the African-American community. The highlight of the 2010...

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 other an expert on Jewish affairs for violating its ban on contacts with Israel –...

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 approach to job creation. Last week, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing...

Joseph C. Phillips…Conservative or Conservationist?

A little bit of wisdom that was shared with me not too long ago: “God gave us a powerful gift – your mind. As you look around at any object, it began as an idea in some one’s mind....

Elijah Cummings…A Good and Faithful Servant

Recently, I lost a good friend who always encouraged me by his wisdom and his example. The Rev. David Crump excelled in his mastery of that most valuable kind of wisdom —the insights that help us to remain focused...

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