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Marc Morial Articles
»  Stop the War on Young Black Men

“Never did we think we would be planning a funeral, we were waiting on his first day of school. They robbed us of that.” Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael...




George Curry Articles
»  Bill Tompkins is named President,...
Bill Tompkins is named President,...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been name president and chief executive officer of the National...


What President Obama...

For Republicans, the November 2nd midterm elections were about 2012, not 2010. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Enough with Beck’s...

Glenn Beck has issued a tepid apology after mocking President Obama’s 11-year-old daughter. I do not accept his...

Is gay becoming the new...

Leave it to Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, to organize a panel discussion on the...

Murder to miracle in...

To many Blacks who grew up in the Deep South before the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the election of James...



William Reed Articles
»  Argument for Blacks to Go to...
Argument for Blacks to Go to...

Everybody knows that there’s no such a thing as a "free lunch." Now, let’s see how good the Black Press is explaining to audiences about Morocco and the disputed territory of Western Sahara. The Kingdom of...



Earth Talk Articles
»  The Ban on Plastic Bags in the US
The Ban on Plastic Bags in the US

Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to ban plastic bags? How many U.S. locales have instituted some kind of ban, and have these initiatives made a dent in the...



Marian Wright Articles
»  Unattended Children are Being Held...

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders...





Lillie Howard Articles
»  A Historic Time to Transform...
A Historic Time to Transform...

While online this evening I came upon this letter that the Moms Rising organization is requesting people join in with them to send to the executive branch of the federal...



Chris Stevenson Articles
»  What the NCAA doesn’t Want You to...
What the NCAA doesn’t Want You to...

Recently we’ve been flooded with news about the chances that a gay man will be drafted into a company featuring a game where men pat each other on the butt, and the...




Larry Lucas Articles
»  Tips to avoid melanoma this summer...
Tips to avoid melanoma this summer...

As the warmer days of summer near, Americans begin happily spending more time outdoors. Whether having a picnic, playing sports, going for a long walk or just enjoying the sunshine, many of our families’ activities - and memorable moments -...





Sandy Altman Articles
»  Don’t Skip Your Case Conference

When a loved one is a resident of a nursing home for rehabilitation, whether for the short or long term, assuring that he or she receives the best possible care is, of course,...



Dr. Manning Marable Articles
»  Economics of war: from King to...
Economics of war: from King to...

Over forty years ago, on April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered an historic, antiwar address at New York City’s Riverside Church. King declared that the...



Harry Alford Articles
»  The EPA Goes into Kamikaze Mode
The EPA Goes into Kamikaze Mode

The Environmental Protection Agency was once a small operation working out of the Department of Interior. President Richard Nixon elevated it to a single agency and used it...








 





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