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We must close the payday loan debt trap once and for all!

Between the unemployment rate report that was released in early September, and the Census report on income and poverty that was released on September 13, President Obama and his team got great news about the economic status of the average ...

The NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) proudly asserts that, “We are the authentic voice of Black America.” We must use that voice as an urgent clarion call for a massive, historic and unprecedented Black American voter turnout on November 8, ...

Injustice, not Kaepernick, is the problem

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan stood before the media on Tuesday and explained what should be obvious to anyone in America.

President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, ...

LETTER: Dangerous Donald Trump

Dangerous Donald Trump (DDT) might be a threat to our viability.

Solange Knowles, dance on!

A black woman attending a Kraftwerk concert with her husband and 11-year-old son was dancing -- as most do at music shows -- and four white women behind her thought it was OK to pelt her with trash.

Accountability: An abandoned American value

If our cars fatally malfunctioned as often as police officers shoot citizens, there would be a massive recall, pulling vehicles off the road, overhauling the engineering design, firing culpable employees and paying out settlements to consumers for injuries and deaths ...

This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

While millions of children (and teachers) welcomed the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country.

What you need to know about voting on Tuesday, November 8

Are you ready to vote? Are you registered?

Ask Alma: My father refused to help me pay for college, now he needs my help

y parents divorced when I was nine. It was cool, because I spent a lot of time with my father and I got along well with my stepfather.

Black Republican Surrogates Like Pastor Mark Burns Need a Permanent Timeout

I am really getting fed up with the constant drumbeat of criticism of Donald Trump’s campaign, especially the criticism coming from Black Republicans.

4 ways to end hunger in Africa

For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is well within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding ...

When the past comes back to haunt you: The Nate Parker Story

To be young, gifted and black is a notable phrase wrought with many complications concerning the invisible glass ceiling considered difficult to break in a society where race and assumed perceptions of race are irrevocably interlinked.

To be equal: Hillary Clinton stands on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm

The nation has marked the historic occasion of the first woman in American history to win the Presidential nomination for a major political party.

Leslie Jones, black women have your back

We were in second grade. And I can still feel the dirt in my hair, falling down my face. Still hear the bullies screeching like monkeys, calling me "Rocky," after the old African gorilla at the local zoo. Nearly every ...