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New Trade Agreement Would Help Black-Owned Businesses Prosper

The number of black-owned businesses has increased by more than 30 percent over the last decade to 2.6 million. Congress can boost that number even higher by ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as signed by all three nations. This recently ...

Sickle Cell Strong: Sickle Cell Disease Advocate Marie Ojiambo

Sickle cell disease – or SCD – affects approximately 100,000 Americans and occurs among about one out of every 365 African-American births, according to medical experts.

Reform Alternative Business Lending Practices To Protect Small-Business Owners

In my three decades representing parts of New York City in the House of Representatives, expanding economic opportunities for underserved communities was a top priority. That’s why, after I retired from public service, I joined the Board of World Business ...

Black Women Taking On The Fight Against Diabetes

The cost of insulin is skyrocketing and people—especially Black women—are dying because they cannot afford or don’t have access to vital medication.

The Black Man Who Saved Memphis: Robert R. Church

With a 7 p.m. parade down Beale Street to Church Park, Memphis celebrated the birth of Robert Reid Church Sr. as a part of the Memphis Bicentennial.

Free Speech Just Isn't That Complicated

Question: What is free speech? Or, rather what is NOT free speech?

Running for Exposure

"What we must know, even at this point in July, is that all twenty-four candidates aren't running for President. At least half of them are simply running for exposure, and most of the nation is not paying attention. "

Women’s Suffrage Forged By Founding Sisters: Happy Birthday To Ida B.

Small in stature but huge in courage, Wells, an emancipated slave, joined a cadre of Black contemporaries— scholars, activists, and thought leaders— who pledged to change the trajectory of bondage and demand that Black women have a voice.

Publisher Of Houston Forward Times, Elected As New NNPA National Chair

Karen Carter Richards, publisher of the Houston Forward Times, has been elected to serve as the chair of the National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade organization that represents African American-owned newspapers and media companies throughout the country.

Supreme Court Shoots Down Trump’s Census Citizenship Question

“Though ultimately the Trump administration may prevail in having the citizenship question added, the Trump administration has to adequately explain how eliciting the citizenship question data will help them better enforce the Voting Rights Act,” said Inniss, who joined many ...

Celebrate Your Community On Independence Day!

Back when our ancestors landed on our shores, they didn't head off into the woods to build a log cabin singlehandedly. No, they banded together in small communities. They worked together, struggled together, cried together, and celebrated together. They shared ...

July 4th And The American Spirit

We live in a free country where we have the freedom to try and even do the impossible. If fear is holding you back, it's part of the normal process of living and trying. Our forefather's paved the way and ...

Plastics Are Strangling The Planet

The planetary crisis in plastics is one that no one nation-state can resolve alone. There must be a collective pact, and this necessitates a shift in the attitude of an arrogant US administration.

A Tale Of Two Graduations

The two commencements I attended during this graduation season shared those characteristics, but in many ways, they could not have been more different.

Watching A Father And Son

You may have seen the video of a father speaking with his pre-verbal son about the season finale of tv show, Empire. The video went viral at warp speed and DJ Pryor—the father—was overwhelmed by the outpouring of emotion that ...