COMMENTARY: Elected Enemies – The Government Shutdown That’s Crippling America

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Political Analyst Imagine having to choose between paying your mortgage and picking up the much-needed prescription for your health crisis because the job you report to and the federal...

COMMENTARY: Don’t Let Predatory Tax Loans Take Your Refunds

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Contributor For many consumers, the New Year brings an annual effort to file taxes early enough to help pay off big bills, replace major appliances or tuck away a few...

COMMENTARY: Tennessee’s Distorted Moral Narrative and Commitment to Voter Suppression

By Dr. Earle J. Fisher, The New Tri-State Defender On Tuesday morning, January 8, 2019, hundreds of lawmakers made pledges and took oaths evoking themes of freedom, justice, equality, fairness, propriety, peace and love. And...

Realizing Dr. King’s Dream for America in our Time

Submitted by Congressman Elijah Cummings Next Monday, Americans of conscience will once again come together to reaffirm our commitment to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We will engage in service to our...

Remembering Dr. King and ‘The Other America’

Submitted by Charlene Crowell Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation will mark the anniversary of the death of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countless programs and...

The Trump Shut Down Rolls On

By Steve Cole Let’s imagine the unimaginable. The partial U.S. government shutdown, now a record at nearly a month long, continues for another month, maybe two. Lots of paychecks missed. Lots of government services not...

The Annual Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

Submitted By Wim Laven Every year I ask myself questions about the shameful exploitation of Martin Luther King Jr.--why do Americans love to disgrace his message so much? Why is it so popular that we...

COMMENTARY: Soft-core lynching

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor I have been thinking about Jermaine Massey quite a bit since I heard about his story at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This was the case of...

COMMENTARY: The Hypocrisy Surrounding the R. Kelly Debate

By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Newswire Contributor I usually don’t write about salacious issues involving sex, scandal, and other issues I consider a waste of time; but because of the volume of calls and emails asking...

Black Tech Genius Is All Around Us – Amazon Should Take Note While Building...

Submitted to the AFRO by Ateya Ball-Lacy Black genius is all around us. It is inescapable. We see it in our neighborhoods. We see it in our schools. We see it in our churches. Black...

State Solutions for Baltimore City Police

Submitted to the AFRO by By Cory McCray At its best, government exists to serve an essential function: helping people. Reaching this goal can only be achieved when the public agencies created to help people...

Adjust

Submitted By Tom H. Hastings "They'll make adjustments. They always do." So said Donald Trump when a reporter asked him about the millions of people directly affected by his shutdown. Yes, millions. Nearly 400,000 federal workers are not...
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