America's public schools are starting to resemble war zones. Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire. A massive brawl at a North Carolina school resulted in ...
To mark National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, faith leaders with the nation’s largest faith-based grass roots organization are helping their congregations and community members learn about their voting rights and encouraging them to register to vote
Since it was passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has enabled thousands of low- and moderate-income families— many in minority communities— to become homeowners.
Increasing parental engagement in education has been an important task for education policy makers.
Last week, late nights, family road trips, and endless leisure came to an abrupt halt as children across the country headed back to school. This year, however, there is something else that requires adjustment besides early mornings and evening homework ...
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been bad news to all in their path.
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) pauses to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dick Gregory, and to express forthrightly on the public record our profound and enduring love, respect, and salute to the living legacy of Dick ...
As I watched President Paul Kagame take the presidential oath of office at his inauguration in Kigali on August 18, I couldn’t help but go back 23 years to a starkly different time.
Historically, during times of national emergency, Americans unite to meet the challenge.
As I write this, I am preparing to travel with my colleagues to Nigeria, where I will have the honor of meeting some of the Chibok girls who were released after two waves of negotiations between Boko Haram and Nigerian ...
When we hear that the Neo-Nazi movement is coming to our town, most of us naturally feel called or pushed to some kind of action.
Prior to the displays of hatred and the tragic loss of Heather Heyer, a young woman who seemingly embraced the virtues of healing, a transformation was taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia.
What do Countries, states and neighborhoods have in common? People— they all compete for people.
Donald Trump once famously asked the African American community: “What do you have to lose?” We now have the answer. Everything!
In May of 2017, the black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent.