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It will take more than ESSA to save black children!

Last week, late nights, family road trips, and endless leisure came to an abrupt halt as children across the country headed back to school. This year, however, there is something else that requires adjustment besides early mornings and evening homework ...

Harvey, Irma and 911, We Can Replace the Stuff

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been bad news to all in their path.

NNPA Celebrates the Living Legacy of Dick Gregory

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) pauses to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dick Gregory, and to express forthrightly on the public record our profound and enduring love, respect, and salute to the living legacy of Dick ...

Rwanda: Our history is not our future

As I watched President Paul Kagame take the presidential oath of office at his inauguration in Kigali on August 18, I couldn’t help but go back 23 years to a starkly different time.

It’s time for Congress to pass Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding Package

Historically, during times of national emergency, Americans unite to meet the challenge.

When you educate a girl, you educate a nation

As I write this, I am preparing to travel with my colleagues to Nigeria, where I will have the honor of meeting some of the Chibok girls who were released after two waves of negotiations between Boko Haram and Nigerian ...

Should I go to that Neo-Nazi rally to fight back?

When we hear that the Neo-Nazi movement is coming to our town, most of us naturally feel called or pushed to some kind of action.

It’s time to show middle neighborhoods love, before it’s too late

What do Countries, states and neighborhoods have in common? People— they all compete for people.

It’s time for blacks to stand up and fight Trump

Donald Trump once famously asked the African American community: “What do you have to lose?” We now have the answer. Everything!

President Obama’s Policies Still Drive Economic Growth

In May of 2017, the black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent.

Get to the root of the problem

Organizers and participants of the Cease Fire movement to stop the killings in Baltimore earned my respect. Although their energies were misplaced, I am sorry to say.

What we blacks need to do:

Problems: Some parents never meet their children’s teachers, attend PTA meetings, monitor homework assignments, discuss report cards or monitor what their children wear to school.

Jamboree Travesty!

I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday, July 24, 2017.

Think, see and listen for ourselves

Malcolm X said: “One of the first things, I think, young people, especially nowadays, should learn how to do is: see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself.

Trump's White House Circus Continues

In only six months in the White House, the Trump Administration has delivered the shortest tenure of any White House Chief of Staff in United States history (189 days) and the shortest tenure for a White House Communications Director (10 ...

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