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Flint water crisis can still bring out best in Americans

Our nation continues to marshal support for the people of Flint, Michigan, after it was discovered that the water supply was contaminated with extremely dangerous amounts of lead

Veterans and consumers of color often targeted for fraud

Although the former Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, closed its doors last year, many of the problems incurred by its former students persist. The now-defunct college is the only questionable actor among for-profit colleges.

From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black Women in the Peace Movement

Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace.

Trump’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party

I have repeatedly heard many of the talking heads in Washington, D.C. and the Republican establishment accuses Donald Trump and his presidential campaign of engaging in a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. I agree with them.

Where is today's Madam C.J. Walker?

Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker.

ASK ALMA: Should I sue my brother?

I need advice about a terrible family situation that involves me and all of my siblings, and it’s breaking us apart.

Blacks and hispanics charged higher interest rates

In recent months, this column has reported on a series of settlements reached between banks and finance companies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice. All of the actions were taken to resolve claims of discrimination ...

Hypocrites, hucksters, histrionics and hype

Aren’t you tired of the rap and clap sessions by political wannabees and their respective contingents? I know I am.

Zoe Saldana, Nina Simone and the painful history of blackface

In many ways the casting of Zoe Saldana as the singer and activist Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic stings more for people of color than the recent announcement that white actor Joseph Fiennes was selected to play Michael Jackson.

Diversity among doctors drives trust in health care

Black History Month gives us the opportunity to reflect on the countless examples of the contributions that African-Americans have made to build our country.

Are female emojis sexist and harmful to girls?

My girls will think it's more than a little bit ironic that I am writing a story about emojis, those characters you find throughout texts and social media, since they believe I'm the last person on the planet to download ...

Blackonomics: The silly season is upon us

The “Silly Season,” as many call it, is well under way; and Black people are up to our necks in it.

ASK ALMA: I hate my husband’s best friend

I hate my husband’s best friend. They are total opposites and I just don’t get it.

Blackonomics: Hillary and Bernie discover and re-discover black people

One thing is for sure; Black folks are enjoying this latest political mating dance with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders is discovering Black people in South Carolina and Georgia, and Clinton has reopened the “leading Blacks” vault to rediscover ...

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?

Time is one of those magical dimensions of the human experience. At certain instances it seems like there is not enough of it. And at others, it seems like the moment lasts forever.