Judge Greg Mathis…Mathis’ Mind: Save Ex-Inmate Programs

(NNPA) – One of the first places state and federal governments look to make cutbacks in an attempt to balance their ballooning budgets is in the penal system. As a result, ex-offender re-entry programs...

Marc H. Morial…Don’t Mess With the 14th Amendment

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce...

Armstrong Williams…Let My People Go!

Egypt looms largely in the Christian psyche. Many Christians, in their heart of hearts, associate Egypt today with the Egypt of Biblical times: a bastion of corruption, idolatry, and enslavement of Israel, God’s chosen...

Kevin Fenton…New Hope and Renewed Action in the Fight Against HIV

On this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, we are reminded of the devastating toll HIV continues to take among African Americans, affecting nearly every corner of Black communities. Today, as we reflect...

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr…2012 Hip-Hop Vote: Determining the Future of America

(NNPA) — In less than 10 months from now the final countdown to the next national elections in the United States will be begin. The future of America and to a large extent the future...

A. Rahman Ford…Why We should Care about Autologous Stem Cell Therapy

President Obama’s March 9, 2009, signing of an executive order removing barriers to embryonic stem cell research was momentous not only for the scientific community, which had previously operated under onerous restrictions, but also...

We’ve Waited For This Revolution For Years. Other Despots Should Quail

My birth at the end of July 1967 makes me a child of the naksa, or setback, as the Arab defeat during the June 1967 war with Israel is euphemistically known in Arabic. My...

The Great Emancipators

The Emancipation Proclamation made it legal for African Americans to free themselves by helping to save the Union in the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln wrote that his Proclamation was “warranted by the Constitution...

“Held Captive”: Child Poverty in America

My father told me I could do and be anything I wanted to be, if I dreamed and worked hard enough for it. I took these words to heart, despite growing up in the...

State of the YOUnion

Two nights ago, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address and, as usual, he declared the state of our union is good. No president has ever said anything differently. Every president...

The Curious Case of Ali Mohammed

In the early morning hours of Oct. 15, 2010, Ali Mohammed was chased from a U Street bar by an owner and four employees, allegedly because he threw a brick through a window –...

National Urban League’s 12-Point Blueprint for Job Creation

“Freedom has always been an expensive thing. History is a fit testimony to the fact that freedom is rarely gained without sacrifice and self-denial.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Monday, the nation celebrated what...

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