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Marc Morial Articles
»  2014 State of Black America
2014 State of Black America

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." - Abraham Lincoln Our Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Emancipation Proclamation all speak of equality and...




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
»  Why the Increase in Public...
Why the Increase in Public...

Dear EarthTalk: What’s behind the rise in public transit in the U.S. in the last few years, and how does our transit use compare with that of other developed...



Marian Wright Articles
»  The Need to Raise the Minimum Wage
The Need to Raise the Minimum Wage

One of our country’s most cherished values is the idea that if you work hard you can get ahead, be part of the middle class, raise a family comfortably, and ensure...





Lillie Howard Articles
»  One Month of Black History is Not...
One Month of Black History is Not...

I received my monthly newsletter from the Schomburg Center and this very profound statement was made by the director Khalil Gibran Muhammad: "How long will the rich history...



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
»  Importance of SNT Fairness Act of...
Importance of SNT Fairness Act of...

Recently, bills have been introduced in both houses of Congress entitled "Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2013" which can make a marked impact on the availability of public benefits...



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
»  World History is Full of Great...
World History is Full of Great...

World history is full of great dreamers. The United States has certainly prospered from some of the greatest dreamers. Blacks can certainly be especially proud of one of...








 





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