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America, don't lose your optimism

History can be a harsh mirror for America.

What Gwen Ifill meant to me

I will always regret not grabbing the reporter's notebooks that belonged to Gwen Ifill. I was a young reporter at the Baltimore Sun when I was assigned a desk that belonged to her years before. As I moved in my ...

Chappelle is right: Trump needs to earn our support

"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its first show after Donald Trump was elected president with the perfect host: Dave Chappelle. As both African-American and Muslim, Chappelle stands at the intersection of two discriminated against minority groups. If Chappelle had also ...

The three elections that shaped Obama's Legacy

The first backlash election of the presidency of President Barack Obama’s time in office was 2010 when Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives lost 63 House seats. It was the greatest loss of seats by a party in the ...

Virginia ex-felon joined others to vote for first time

Every Election Day for nearly 30 years, people have told Terry Garrett that she couldn’t vote.

Elections won’t change anything, until we vote with our wallets!

By the time you read this, I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it ...

Open letter to our new President-Elect

Dear President-Elect

Blackonomics: Elections won't change anything, until we vote with our wallets

By the time you read this, I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it ...

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, ...