COMMENTARY: Is the FBI Underreporting the Surge in Hate Crimes?

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The FBI has released it’s 2017 hate crimes statistics which revealed a 17 percent increase in incidents since 2016. In 2017 there were 8,493 victims and 6,307 known...

Our Vote: More Than A Desire for History, The Very Strides to Make It

Submitted to the AFRO by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) The midterm election was nothing short of historic and yet again, our community is leading the United States of America towards progress. According to a CNN exit...

COMMENTARY: From a Digital Desert to an Entrepreneurial Hub

Submitted to the AFRO by Harry C. Alford and Kay DeBow The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has launched a prototype project that, if successful, will transform minority, low-income and rural communities from forgotten...

Election 2018:  Off to the Racists

Submitted to the AFRO by Raynard Jackson The sky is blue, the sun rises in the east & sets in the west, Hillary Clinton lost to Obama, Black Democrats lose to white Republicans because of...

COMMENTARY: ‘One Mistake Away’ From Homelessness

By Lee Eric Smith, The New Tri-State Defender, [email protected] Admit it: Sometimes you go out of your way to avoid a homeless person. So do I. I’m not proud to say it, but it’s true. If I...

E Pluribus Unum

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings Last week, in the wake of yet another series of traumatic shootings, I was honored to speak at the NAACP’s 50th annual Freedom Fund Luncheon in Paterson, New...

Stop the HIT to Protect American Workers

Submitted to the AFRO by Janet Trautwein A little-known provision of the Affordable Care Act has been stealthily contributing to higher health insurance premiums. It's called the Health Insurance Tax, or HIT -- and Congress is...

Let’s `Tear Some (Stuff) Down In Order to Get Free’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead I am a Southern girl at heart. I spent my summers in Lexington County, South Carolina on a farm with an outhouse, miles of land, and...

Vote for Justice, Equality and Democracy

By Camille O. Cosby, Special to NNPA Newswire My husband, Bill Cosby, was recently victimized by a malicious District Attorney and an equally vicious judge. This is not the first time that my husband has...

COMMENTARY: Three Misconceptions About the Black Vote

By Lynette Monroe, NNPA Black people do vote. Let’s stop perpetuating the myth that Black people don’t vote. Besides, emphasizing negative behavior will not yield positive results. Positive language reinforces positive behavior. While statistics related...

Education: Critical to Our Children’s Freedom

Submitted to the AFRO by John B. King Jr. At recent family events at each of my two daughters’ schools in Montgomery County, my wife and I were pleased to meet their teachers and hear about...

Don’t Forget To Sign Up For Medicare Drug Coverage This Fall

Submitted to the AFRO by Peter J. Pitts Fall has arrived, which means it's time for flannels, football, and finding the perfect health insurance plan. That's right -- nestled amidst all the seasonal festivities is Medicare's...

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