Fashion, plus-size modeling and race: When 'diversity' isn't so diverse

From the beginning I have been a fan of model Tess Holliday.

First Lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

Last week, I received an email from my friend, NNPA News Service Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry. It was a White House press release and a copy of First Lady Michelle Obama’s May 9 commencement address at Tuskegee University. My first ...

Marilyn Mosby is the latest example of why Black lawyers matter

In response to last year’s killing of Michael Brown, La June Montgomery Tabron, who heads one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, issued a statement in which she astutely noted that deaths like Brown’s “demonstrate that the law-enforcement ...

How we make Baltimore great!

I moved to Maryland from the Midwest in the early 2000s when I was 19.

Baltimore mother could save this nation!

Three cheers for the Baltimore mommy who was slapping and whipping the heck out of her son.

A Baltimore City teacher reflects on the roots of the Baltimore riots

A letter from a Baltimore City teacher to parents of her second grade class following the night of widespread rioting on April 27, 2015

Minority Health Month: Making progress on health disparities

Half a century ago, our nation was in the midst of a Civil Rights revolution. Over these last few years, we've reached several milestones: the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Dr. King's transformative "I ...

Now is the time to answer the call

At a commemorative event two years ago, I heard a historian say that history is not a steady stream of events, but rather a series of punctuation points, like ripples from stones tossed into water.

Who can we turn to politically?

“Who can I turn to, when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me.” Listening to an old album by the Temptations, “In a Mellow Mood,” made me think about the ...

Normalizing relations with Castro

I was standing in the Jacksonville, Florida Airport waiting for a flight home when I looked up at the television at the gate. CNN was repeating the story that President Obama and Cuba’s President Raul Castro were to have a ...

Don't Bet on Obama's Plan to Drill in the Atlantic

President Obama's energy policies have irked many voters. So to win public support, Obama recently promised to open up areas of the Atlantic to drilling. But the promise, as Drew Johnson of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance explains below, is just ...

Progress in baseball came with a cost

Anyone who has followed my columns knows that about this time of the year I normally write something about the commencement of the baseball season. More often than not, I write about the late Curt Flood and the late Marvin ...

Why Rand Paul is wrong for America

Georgia Davis Powers has served as a civil rights organizer, political activist, and elected official. In 1967 she was elected as the first woman and person of color to serve in the Kentucky State Senate. The opinions expressed in this ...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Died 47 Years Ago, April 4

Forty-Seven years have now gone by since our esteemed, leader Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee.

Blackonomics: Political Frustration

Writing has been a catharsis for me since my “angry days” in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I used to write “Last Poets” kind of stuff and just put it away afterwards.