Thanks for the Memories

From entertainers to business moguls and models, the world lost a number of standout figures in 2010. News of their deaths sent shockwaves throughout the public, as fans mourned their losses. Here, the AFRO...

Pigford Passed, Now What?

As the nation celebrates the long awaited approval of funds to settle Pigford II, we have to stop and ask, what happens next? Does this truly make an impact on the state of Black...

A ‘Used Up’ Michael Steele to Seek Second Term as GOP Leader

(NNPA) – Although the Republican Party appears to have gotten as much use as they wanted out of Michael Steele, the embattled chairman of the Republican National Committee told supporters Monday night he will...

We Owe Mr. Perry a Trip over the Rainbow

Tyler Perry's movie For Colored Girls, based on Ntozake Shange's Tony Award-winning Broadway play, was lambasted by movie reviewers across the country. Critics called the movie “a plain disaster,” and naysayers claim he “over-extended...

Barry’s Race-Baiting

Much more interesting than Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander’s bill that would impose a five-year time limit on the receipt of public assistance for District residents is a statement that Barry made recently on...

Why I Choose Not to be Color-blind

Americans are today encouraged to be color-blind. The gist is that all, regardless of race, should enjoy the same opportunities and privileges. I completely understand and agree with that premise. However, I prefer and...

Elijah Cummings…Protecting Our Homes

In the midst of our holiday season, we must not lose sight of the harsh reality that far too many of our neighbors continue to lose their homes through foreclosure – a challenge that...

Armstrong Williams…Charlie Rangel should leave Congress on His Own Terms

‘Tis the holiday season – a time to reflect on all that we have been blessed with here in America. And with those blessings, also come the great responsibilities bestowed upon us, each according...

George E. Curry….Limbaugh and Huckabee Propose Airport Groping of Obama Girls

All our lives we’ve heard stories about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Now we can add to that two grinches – Rush Limbaugh and Mike Huckabee – who stole the Obama family’s Thanksgiving. Or,...

Marc H. Morial…Message to the White House: Do Not Cave on Tax Cuts

“Sounds like voodoo economics.”  — George H.W. Bush in 1980 commenting on Reaganomic tax cuts for the rich. It comes as no surprise to most of us that 2+2 does not equal 22. But the current...

Linda Meric…Memo to Congress: Extend Programs that Help Us

Dear Member of Congress: You’ve got a lot to consider in this month. You’re scheduled to debate international treaties and Internet censorship. There’s talk of military affairs and revamping federal agencies. But this should be at...

Joseph C. Phillips…The Failing Promise of Public Education

We, the American public, hold it as an article of faith that those responsible for devising and implementing public policy have our best interests at heart. Our best minds are hard at work, striving to...
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