Making the case for investing in HBCUs

The United Negro College Fund’s (UNCFs) iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in black colleges and universities.

Bill Maher, the n-word and how he betrayed black intellectuals

NNPA Columnist Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy.

GOP and identity politics in the black community

The Republican Party continues to miss the mark when it comes to engaging the black community.

Medicare isn't broken; quit trying to fix it

Tens of thousands of seniors owe their lives to Medicare's prescription drug benefit, according to a new study from the University of Illinois.

The Topic of Mental Health Cannot Be Tabled: Why talking about mental health is so important

Unfortunately, there are serious consequences for a lack of treatment. Untreated mental illness can cause further emotional, behavioral or physical health problems. We have seen the impacts of mental illness gone untreated in our veteran and homeless populations. Far too ...

Paging Dr. Siri

Smart-phone apps are about to revolutionize medical care.

Problems with a Carbon Tax

While President Donald Trump wants to cut taxes, there are others who hope to raise them— by taxing carbon.

Ensuring the promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

During the month of May, many of us celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision.

Mission of Democratic Faith Working Group

Growing up in a church parsonage, the eldest son of a fundamentalist Christian minister, grounded me securely in faith and family.

President Trump wages war on Obama’s legacy in first 100 days

There was the proposed massive budget cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the incessant rhetoric about a rise in crime in the nation, that lacked evidence to back it up; the threats of a renewed war on ...

Consent Decrees Shouldn't End with Baltimore

Two years ago on April 12, 2015, Freddie Gray’s life was lost while in custody of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD). The civil unrest and uprising that followed—involving residents in some of Baltimore’s poorest and most segregated neighborhoods—jolted the ...

New Orleans begins removing racist Confederate monuments

Against a backdrop of death threats and under the cover of night, officials in New Orleans have begun to dismantle Confederate monuments honoring racists of the Civil War and Jim Crow eras of United States history.

What the next 100 days of the Trump administration should look like

A few days ago, the Trump Administration passed the 100 day milestone, and I can’t help but think, “So what?” Yes, there are many symbolic interpretations to be taken from this time-honored tradition but I challenge you: does it really ...

Time for black fraternities and sororities to step up

Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal; this is business?

Bridging education gap a top priority for black American parents

All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality K-12 education is probably the single most important factor that will determine the future life success of a student in the public school systems throughout ...