Ask Alma: My awkward niece wants to be the next Gabby Douglas

My niece is all in love with Gabby Douglas and thinks she can one day tryout for the Olympic team. LOL, now that’s funny. She’s awkward, uncoordinated and too fat to be in the Olympics.

Recent police shootings show our nation’s hypocrisy

Just a day after millions of Americans celebrated the “Fourth of You Lie,” our nation got more evidence of the lie we live when we “celebrate” freedom. On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling was killed by White police officers in ...

Michelle Obama: For girls, a heartbreaking loss -- and an opportunity

Ralphina Feelee lives in Liberia, where the average family gets by on less than two dollars a day, and many families simply can't afford to educate their daughters. Teen pregnancy rates are high, and pregnant girls are often discouraged from ...

The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions.

Black and Latino leaders support stronger regulation of payday and car-title loans

For more than a decade, civil rights organizations, labor, clergy, and consumer advocates have fought to end triple-digit interest rates on small dollar loans.

Trump, republican party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

As long as the Republican Party continues to be dominated by the same ol’, same ol’ White male staffers, consultants, and aides, they will continue to alienate the Black community.

Saving community newspapers in the age of Facebook

Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans.

Congressman John Lewis is one of a kind

I have always had enormous admiration for Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and that admiration increased exponentially when I watched him led dozens of his congressional colleagues to sit-in on the floor of Congress to force a vote on gun control. ...

Where are the African American and Latina Mark Zuckerbergs and Cheryl Sandbergs?

The question, which came from a participant in a minority business empowerment seminar, quieted the room. The answer is simple: “They’re out there. But they don’t have a data plan.”

Senator John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for the massacre in Orlando

The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt.

Discover the Unexpected: Continuing the Legacy of Freedom’s Journal in 2016

History is more than the memory and documentation of the past. We all learn from the trials, tribulations and triumphs of prior generations.

Five things that the Republican party gets totally wrong about race

While there is no denying that Donald Trump has had a terrible past couple of weeks with his dogged focus on some obscure federal judge in San Diego, I think Trump can right the ship, but he has an extremely ...

Dear white people: Muhammad Ali did not transcend race

Muhammad Ali was, among other things, a proud Black man. He embraced his Blackness, and often referred to it. He is often quoted for saying he had no quarrel with the Vietcong, but less frequently quoted for saying, in the ...

Life in Baltimore: The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, The Julian Branch

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was established September 9, 1915 by historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson with a mission to create and disseminate knowledge about black life, history and culture.

This is why Snoop Lion should write, direct and produce black movies

Last week rapper Snoop Dogg put up an epic video rant on his Instagram. In the verbiage that only Snoop can conjugate, he said in no uncertain terms that people should not watch the 21st century remake of the epic ...