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Are you better off than eight years ago?

It's easier to find a good job. I'm making more money. I'm more optimistic about the future.

What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

Calling for a moratorium is indicative of the NAACP’s disregard for existing charter schools established, funded and operated by black people. The use of scare tactics, such as ‘privatization,’ under the guise of concern for students, is either disingenuous or ...

Early voting is critical to our democracy

Early voting has already begun in some 37 states and the District of Columbia. Yet, many blacks remain unaware of this option, or of the benefits it offers.

Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to blacks and Latinos.

Why we must continue to fight efforts to suppress black votes

In all democracies, the right to vote is fundamental to the legitimacy of an elected government chosen by the participatory action and will of the people eligible to vote. For 47 million Black Americans, the right to vote is a ...

Black women will elect the next president

Black women will play a key role in electing the next president, according to a recent report by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a national trade group and the largest federation of unions in ...

CBC members join the call for payday lending reform

Within days of the October 7 deadline for public comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed payday rule, 104 Members of Congress from 32 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands together called for strong consumer protections, ...

After the election, back to important things

Soon, thank heaven the 2016 election will be over.

Race and Beyond: Say It Ain’t So, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Out in the wilds of the Internet exist two sets of memes establishing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a champion of progressive idealism.

Michelle Obama: This issue is personal for me

For me, education has never been simply a policy issue -- it's personal.

Pay attention to domestic violence!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

A Trump win in November could tear this nation apart

Alright, we are getting close to the finish line: Election Day November 8, 2016.

This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the black community

Diversity is good for communities, companies, and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences, and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in ...

Farming is key to economic growth in the black community

It is clear that it when it comes to jumpstarting the economy, generating jobs and wealth for the average American, we are in quite a fix. After coming out of the Great Recession, the economy is experiencing anemic growth rate ...

Easing America’s Pain Epidemic: Managing opioid addiction in the black community

A patient-centered approach to improving the health of the African American community