Michelle Obama: This issue is personal for me

For me, education has never been simply a policy issue -- it's personal.

This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the black community

Diversity is good for communities, companies, and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences, and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in ...

Farming is key to economic growth in the black community

It is clear that it when it comes to jumpstarting the economy, generating jobs and wealth for the average American, we are in quite a fix. After coming out of the Great Recession, the economy is experiencing anemic growth rate ...

Easing America’s Pain Epidemic: Managing opioid addiction in the black community

A patient-centered approach to improving the health of the African American community

Polls Show Voters Want More Financial Regulation

On July 21, the first federal agency dedicated to serving the financial needs of consumers will be five years old. Created in the aftermath of the worst financial calamity since the 1930’s Great Depression, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ...

What the Kaepernick protest tells us about black power and money!

Why can’t more of us see that economics is the key to our freedom and the answer to the problems we talk about all the time?

Keith Lamont Scott video footage too little too late

Keith Lamont Scott was killed by a police officer on Tuesday, September 20, in Charlotte, N.C. The officer, dressed in civilian clothing, said that Mr. Scott had a gun and that he did not follow verbal orders to put his ...

Managing pain and opioid addiction in the black community

As America grapples with prescription opioid addiction, an epidemic shattering communities across our nation, healthcare providers face a challenging question: How can we help patients treat and manage their pain while reducing the risk of addiction?

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, ...

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, ...

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.

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.