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Jay-Z and Beyonce are following a rich tradition

Hip-hop culture is about transformation.

Ask Alma: My brother’s non-breakup breakup

My brother and his fiancée broke off their engagement, which was a surprise to my whole family.

Congress says, “War Powers? What War Powers?”

A few weeks ago, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants.

B.B. King: Why I sing the blues

As a young boy in 1920s Mississippi, Riley B. King, who would one day come to be known as legendary blues icon B.B. King, was introduced to the electric guitar at Reverend Archie Fair’s church.

The transformation of Steph Curry

I’ve lived in Charlotte, N.C. with my family now for the past 15 years and owned season tickets to the Bobcats games for the first three seasons of the new basketball franchise. In a small, communal city like Charlotte, we ...

Fashion, plus-size modeling and race: When 'diversity' isn't so diverse

From the beginning I have been a fan of model Tess Holliday.

Ask Alma

A christian with a short memory

The scars of Vietnam

As a baby-boomer who grew up on war movies, I thought of veterans as various forms of heroes.

Planning for our own success

Are we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it?

Michelle Obama resists taking the easy way out

More than any other first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama continues to stand above those who would attempt to distort her leadership. First Lady Obama’s recent commencement address at the Tuskegee University in Alabama exemplified her ...

First Lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

Last week, I received an email from my friend, NNPA News Service Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry. It was a White House press release and a copy of First Lady Michelle Obama’s May 9 commencement address at Tuskegee University. My first ...

The 'have tos' of the despots: U.S. Christians under siege

The comment has Hillary Clinton essentially saying that Christians must be forced to change their religious views to accommodate abortions.

LETTER: African-Americans and colon cancer

Here is some promising news: A recent study suggests that you can reduce your risk for colon cancer— a disease that afflicts African-Americans more than any other racial group in the United States— just by eating tasty vegan foods.

Baltimore: Another horror movie re-run

The movie we are watching in Baltimore is a re-run and a sequel.

Marilyn Mosby is the latest example of why Black lawyers matter

In response to last year’s killing of Michael Brown, La June Montgomery Tabron, who heads one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, issued a statement in which she astutely noted that deaths like Brown’s “demonstrate that the law-enforcement ...