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A call to end predatory small-dollar lending

After waiting for more than a year for a hearing on a bill that would reform how small dollar loans operate, six U.S. Senators have now taken their concerns to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Opinion: Does minimum wage make sense? Yes, but...

Minimum wages are on top of the political agenda in many countries.

Black voters are not apathetic

The 2014 election year should be a voting “payback” year for Black America. Elected officials and politicians across America who have voted and acted against the economic, political and social interests of the Black American community should be voted out ...

A better way to compensate college athletes

Athletes at Northwestern University shocked the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body of college sports, by taking steps to unionize student/athletes.

Time to end predatory career college loans

Are you tired of complaining to family and friends about things you feel powerless to change?

Kevin Durant: ‘MVP’ son

Donald Sterling’s racist rant about blacks last month put a huge amount of focus on professional athletes. Many sports writers and fans have labeled today’s athletes as spoiled, ungrateful, prima donnas who have no appreciation for those who came before ...

Television’s new 'Carl Sagan'

As someone who was a fan of the original Cosmos series, hosted by the late Dr. Carl Sagan, I was excited to see what Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson would do with the concept.

Action on climate change crucial

Climate Change is happening, human activity is the primary cause, and without action consequences will be dire. That is the overarching message of the National Climate Assessment, released on May 7, 2014. The message is far from new, but cause ...

A slow response to Nigerian atrocity

Long after completing his 8-year presidency, William Jefferson Clinton acknowledged that he should have intervened in the conflict in Rwanda. Hundreds of thousands perished from the genocide that shaped the country.

Condoleezza Rice, not welcome?

Rutgers University of New Jersey invited Dr. Condoleezza Rice to give the commencement address at the graduation exercises of 2014. Immediately, some members of the faculty and several students mounted a protest against the invitation that led Dr. Rice to ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s Comatose Foreign Policy

The Obama administration’s foreign policy is non-existent.

Get over it: No hatred in Obama critiques

Quite often fellow Africa Americans have heard me criticize President Obama and asked me why I hate the President. I reject the premise of the question.

COMMENTARY: 'We can't let this be the new normal'

"There is a market for selling humans."

In praise of 'other mothers'

I had absolutely no right to cry over the death of Mrs. Howard. She wasn't family, and I hadn't seen her in more than 20 years. T

New tobacco ‘apology’ ads plan still excludes black media

A revised plan for major tobacco companies to purchase court-ordered ads to admit that they deliberately misled the public about the dangers of smoking would add nine white-owned newspapers to the list of publications carrying tobacco ‘apology’ ads but shut ...