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4 ways to end hunger in Africa

For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is well within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding ...

To be equal: Hillary Clinton stands on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm

The nation has marked the historic occasion of the first woman in American history to win the Presidential nomination for a major political party.

Leslie Jones, black women have your back

We were in second grade. And I can still feel the dirt in my hair, falling down my face. Still hear the bullies screeching like monkeys, calling me "Rocky," after the old African gorilla at the local zoo. Nearly every ...

Stereotyping is never a good idea!

We often hear about the crimes and homicides that take place in Chicago and in particular the south side of Chicago. The murder and overall crime rate is frightening.

Push for DC statehood picks up steam

The issue of whether the District of Columbia (D.C.) will become the United States’ 51st state has been brewing for a long time, and the lack of voting power within Congress has many residents, city officials and presidential candidates saying ...

A black voter on Trump: What we have to lose

Donald Trump is making his pitch to African-American voters in these terms: "What the hell do you have to lose?"

Dignity and respect during an election year

During election years, pent-up frustrations, simmering animosities and the toxic legacy of countless hours of hate talk radio erupt from the seething volcano of the American public. Injustice left festering explodes into anger and hatred. Defensive arrogance and condescension drips ...

How the Affordable Care Act can still work

Aetna, one of the country's largest insurers, made headlines Tuesday when it announced it is pulling out of health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where it now offers insurance.

We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

I don’t know whether you have been following this, but there is a very disturbing trend that has been underway. Women in cyberspace are under attack. These attacks are very much focused on programmers and video game designers. These attacks ...

Black owned newspapers matter!

Two thousand and seventeen will mark the 190 anniversary of the Black Press in America. Since the first publication of Freedom’s Journal on March 16, 1827 in New York City, black owned newspapers have been at the forefront of being ...

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What does BLM stand for?

Why Black Lives Matter To Me

There are deathbed conversions. I was there for one.

Many states out of step with Constitution on use of force

Recently, President Obama held a town hall meeting to address the growing tension between minority communities and police forces after the shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the police officers in Dallas.

Who's really to blame in the Freddie Gray case

On Monday, a third Baltimore police officer, Lt. Brian Rice, was acquitted of all criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a suspect who was fatally hurt last year while being transported, handcuffed, in a police van.

LETTER: Support our police officers

Police actions in Ferguson, Missouri; New York City; Baltimore; Baton Rouge; and Minnesota have been in the news, and a few police officers have been seen using excessive force and shooting people.