Ezrah Aharone…The New “We the People”

July 4 marked 234 years of U.S. independence. And although America’s ongoing “melting pot experiment” is theoretically unbiased to Blacks, Latinos and Muslims, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports that hate groups, like the...

George E. Curry…Two Lawyers’ Groups Have Reservations about Kagan

Although the NAACP and Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network have enthusiastically endorsed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, two key legal groups have so far refrained from endorsing the former Harvard law dean amid...

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave Redux

I love music and football. And in many ways my love of both comes from the same place – high school band. Years ago, when I was a teenager, I was a decent musician, playing...

Mona Eltahawy…Generation Mubarak/Generation Facebook

NEW YORK – When a young Egyptian died from what his family, activists and witnesses say was a savage police beating, many of his peers – the generation of Egyptians who have known no...

Elijah Cummings…Tragedy in the Gulf

As chairman of the House Coast Guard Subcommittee, I have been deeply involved in determining how and why the Gulf oil spill occurred and – equally important – what we must now do to...

Adrienne T. Washington…Giving Kagan a Second Thought

The nomination of Elena Kagan, the 50-year-old solicitor general, deserves a much closer look when her Senate confirmation hearings begin June 28. Americans, particularly African Americans, cannot allow our judgment of her slim record...

Marc Morial…Juneteenth Black Independence Day

(NNPA) - "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights...

Adrienne T. Washington…Giving Kagan a Second Thought

The nomination of Elena Kagan, the 50-year-old solicitor general, deserves a much closer look when her Senate confirmation hearings begin June 28. Americans, particularly African Americans, cannot allow our judgment of her slim record...

Derek Spencer…Ten Minutes to End AIDS in Black Community

There is an old saying: “Knowledge is power.” This is true about many aspects of life, but is of paramount importance when it comes to the crisis of HIV and AIDS in the Black...

Dorothy Rowley…Alexander Prevails in Mayoral Forum

What happens when a prominent critic of the District’s governing body takes on two of its lead decision makers? He comes out a clear winner – at least, in the case of this week’s...

Joseph C. Phillips…Dads and Coaching

I am an assistant coach on my middle son’s youth football team. Football practice begins in August and I have spent the last two weeks reading up on defensive alignments, surfing coaching websites, and...

George Curry…Artur Davis Made History Running for Governor of Alabama But Not the...

True to expectations, Artur Davis’ quest to become the first Black governor of Alabama made history. But contrary to expectations, Davis’ stunning defeat provides a sharp – yes, historic – example not only of the...

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